Jaguar has announced plans to produce six units of the Lightweight E-Type and they will show the first one later in the summer.

Jaguar has announced plans to produce six units of the Lightweight E-Type and they will show the first one later in the summer.

Back in 1963 the company planned a small series of 18 units of the Lightweight E-Type but they only produced 12. The last car was assembled in 1964 while the rest of the designated chassis numbers were never used, until now. Jaguar's first ever "recreation" project consists of producing the remaining six units of the Lightweight E-Type and all of them are going to be hand-built in-house to the exact specifications of the original cars.

Compared to the standard E-Type, the Lightweight version was 114 kg (250 lbs) lighter as a result of using aluminum for the engine block and body panels. In addition, the car came with a stripped out interior, lighter hand-operated side windows and it also lacked any chrome touches on the exterior. Like the original cars, the "new" E-Type Lightweight will be powered by the same straight-six 3.8-liter engine.

The first car will be completed in the months to come and Jaguar plans on showing it sometime in the summer.

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