Last year E-type specialist Eagle Motors showed a stunning speedster version of their light weight E-Type recreation. As anticipated they will now be offering this as one of their line of available products and will make a formal announcement in June, 2011.
The light weight speedster was inspired by the legendary Jaguar E-Type but now boasts a 4.7 litre 6 cylinder engine capable of producing 310 HP (231 KW/314 PS) and a torque of 340 lb-ft (460 Nm). The engine is fitted with a 5 speed automatic transmission and with the car only weighing 1008Kg allows it to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just under 5 seconds with a top speed of over 160mph.
Eagle are keen to point out that the power to weight ratio is better than a modern Porsche. The full press release is show below;
Jaguar E-Type Speedster
Eagle, makers of the exclusive Eagle E-Type, showcases the world’s most exclusive hand built car – the E-Type Speedster Lightweight – an authentic Jaguar E-Type from the 1960s reworked with more muscular styling, fresh classic detailing, and the performance of a contemporary supercar.
This outstanding car makes its public debut at 2011 Salon Privé, the luxury supercar and Concours d’Elegance, taking place at Syon House in west London on 22nd-24th June, 2011.
Henry Pearman, the founder of Eagle, says of the new Speedster Lightweight: “The elements in this remarkable alchemy are an original Jaguar E-Type, thirty years of dedicated experience, and the absolute cream of our widely acclaimed engineering developments and upgrades.”
Eagle has a global reputation as an E-Type specialist, and offers an unparalleled collection of magnificent E-Types for sale, ranging from the earliest original specification dealer launch examples through to fully developed cars.
Beneath the Speedster Lightweight’s jaw-droppingly beautiful body, every component has been thoughtfully and skilfully reworked, improved and often lightened resulting in a handmade automotive masterpiece with a weight of just 1000kg. The technical tour de force is the original Lightweight E-Type based aluminium 4.7 litre fuel injected engine and aluminium drive train. While retaining an external appearance identical to the original, they enable the car to offer a power- to- weight ratio matching that of the very latest Porsche 911 Turbo.
Jaguar E-Type Speedster Lightweight Specification
- Engine: 4.7 litre, aluminium in line 6 cylinder, longitudinal front mounted
- Cylinder head: Aluminium twin cam big valve.
- Max power: 310bhp @ 4800rpm
- Max Torque: 340lb ft @ 3600rpm
- Fuelling: Fuel injection with individual throttle bodies and ECU
- Transmission: Aluminium 5 speed gearbox, aluminium Power Lock differential
- Suspension: Independent wishbones, 6 high tech adjustable dampers, anti roll bars and rear radius arms
- Brakes: 315mm/280mm drilled and vented discs, Aluminium 4 pot calipers, servo assistance
- Steering: Rack and pinion
- Wheels: 6 x 16 front, 7.5 x 16 rear, aluminium rims with stainless steel spokes
- Tyres: 225/55 x 16 front, 245/55 x 16 rear
- Weight: 1008kg dry
- 0-60mph: under 5 seconds
- Top speed: 160mph plus
- Height: 1000mm
- Length: 4260mm
- Width: 1740mm
With a new kit car its important that you get it checked over by a proper mechanic before taking it out on the road. They might not be as safe as you think and could cause an accident. Even though they don’t wish one on you Irwin Mitchell is happy to assist any claims you may have.