The Jensen Group has revealed the company will introduce a limited edition GT model during the Geneva Motor Show starting next week
The Jensen Group has revealed the company will introduce a limited edition GT model during the Geneva Motor Show starting next week.
“The rebirth of a legend” will mark the start of the “next chapter in the Jensen story”, following the collapse of the manufacturer in 2002. The British marque will launch a limited edition of the GT model that will fill the gap between the “last true Jensen, the Interceptor of 1976”, and “an all-new, state-of-the-art car due to be revealed in 2016”.
The vehicle that will be showcased in Geneva will be hand built in limited numbers and will be powered by a GM-based aluminum 6.4-liter supercharged V8 engine with direct injection and VVTi system. It will generate 665 bhp (496 kW) and will be mated to either a 6-speed semi-automatic gearbox or a 6-speed manual transmission and a rear-wheel drive. The sports machine will also feature an ECU controlled variable opening on the radiator grille for engine cooling, LED headlights and taillights, 19-inch alloy wheels and an adjustable electronic traction control.
As for the new model, it will be called the Interceptor 2 and will take design cues from the classic Interceptor. It will “advance the concept of the original grand tourer” to “provide a thoroughly modern and exciting vehicle”.