Jaguar E-Type Lightweight is a Stunning Homage Built for Racing [w/Video]
The Jaguar E-Type has already cemented itself in history as one of the most— if not, the most beautiful Jag ever made. It’s about as close to perfection on four wheels as it gets. And for Pebble Beach, Jaguar just made it more perfect...if that’s even possible. What you see here isn’t a restored classic from 1963, but rather, an homage to the classic E-Type, designed in 2014. Built by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), the “new” E-Type wears all the iconic body panels of the original, paying tribute to the "missing six" original E-Type racers from 1963. PHOTOS: See More of the 2014 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type
The handcrafted vehicle features an aluminum monocoque, aluminum body, and a removable aluminum roof. Other features include leather seats, a wood-rimmed steering wheel, and an aluminum gear shift. Just like the original.
Under the hood is a 3.8-liter V6 that produces 340 horsepower. That makes it a bit peppier than the classic E-Type from ’63, but it is connected to a four-speed manual transmission to still give you that old fashioned feel.
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Jaguar built these six “new” E-Types to display at this week’s Pebble Beach Concours, and are intended to be “sold as period competition vehicles and all will be suitable for FIA homolagation for historic motorsport purposes.” We’ll take all of them, please.
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