Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-type, the Growler is based on the Jaguar XKR and features a lightweight composite body with retro styling.

Commissioned by an anonymous Swiss businessman, Swedish design firm Vizualtech will build the Growler E.

Not satisfied with the current Jaguar design direction, the nostalgic owner desired a new vehicle with the original style, but up to date with the latest technology.

The Growler is based on the Jaguar XKR and features a lightweight composite body with retro styling.

Under the hood, power will be provided by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine with approximately 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS). It should enable the 1,550 kg (3,415 lb) coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than four seconds.

If everything goes according to plan, Vizualtech will begin construction in the summer of 2012. Also, additional units could be produced if demand is sufficient. The company estimates pricing could range from £420,000 ($682,670 / €488,225) to upwards of £850,000 ($1,381,760 / €988,205).

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