Jim Holder’s recent blog outlining Jaguar’s switch to electrically assisted power steering for next year’s F-type will inspire among keen drivers the same fears they felt when Porsche went down the same route.

It’s thought that an electrically assisted system can’t offer the same level of steering feel as one with hydraulic assistance, as it smothers those important frequencies and sensations that are communicated from the tyres to the palms of the driver’s hands. A good system should allow us to sense what our tyres are up to on the road surface.

By coincidence, I’ve been driving a Jaguar F-type and a Porsche Cayman. Now, the F-type has pretty good steering. To me, the rest of the car might be a little dubious, but you can’t deny the response and accuracy of the Jag’s meaty hydraulic set-up.