Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Jaguar's 'new' lightweight E-Type

jag2.jpg
jag1.jpg
jag3.jpg

What is the most beautiful car ever made? Those of you who said the Jaguar E-Type, well done. Everyone else - you're wrong. So very, very wrong. Even Enzo Ferrari described it as "the most beautiful car ever made". And it's back.

Built by a special division of Jaguar Land Rover (appropriately titled Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations), six brand new Lightweight E-Types are set to roll off the group's tiny Coventry-based production line later this year - and this is what it looks like.

Jaguar hasn't commissioned six of these hand-built cars on a vain whim - though we wouldn't complain if it had. These six cars are the 'missing' vehicles from a Special GT E-Type project that began in 1963. Eighteen cars were originally intended to be built, but only 12 of the aluminum-bodied Lightweight E-Type vehicles made it out of the garage. The new cars will carry the six unused chassis numbers designated back in 1963.

With the same lightweight aluminium body and 3.8-litre Jaguar XK inline-six engine, this is a modern slice of automotive history. There's no word on how much the six special 'continuations' will cost - expect at least five zeros on the price tag. And if that wasn't enough classic Jag action, a special ‘Car Zero’ prototype will go on display at the Pebble Beach classic car automotive weekend on 14 August.

(Images: Jaguar)

Related

jaghero1.jpg

Jaguar Unveils The F-Type Project 7

aston2.jpg

Aston Martin's Mighty 2015 Vanquish

coach.jpg

Ferrari Designer's New Luxury Train

ferrari2.jpg

£31m Ferrari Goes Up For Auction

car4.jpg

The Sports Car That Runs On Olive Oil

mclaren1.jpg

McLAREN P1 GTR supercar

Comments

More

The Daily Mash and the BBC are teaming up for a new satire show

It'll be helmed by the up-and-coming stand-up Nish Kumar

by Tom Mendelsohn
24 Mar 2017

They've invented a new type of humblebrag and it's just as bad as the

You definitely know one of these people

by Tom Mendelsohn
24 Mar 2017

A real-life Jurassic Park is coming to the UK this summer

Get ready to be scared shitless

by Matt Tate
24 Mar 2017

The Daily Mail have finally lost the plot with their latest front page

We should ban Google apparently

by Dave Fawbert
24 Mar 2017

Charlton Athletic unveil touching tribute to PC Keith Palmer

Police officer killed in London attack was a keen football fan

by Dave Fawbert
23 Mar 2017

This retired racehorse has absolutely zero chill

"Woah Shamrock"

by Matt Tate
22 Mar 2017

This Monopoly board show how much it actually costs to live in London

Oh well, renting forever

by Gary Ogden
22 Mar 2017

This 'new catnip' will get your cat off its tits

Thanks science

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

Everyone is mad about Mary Berry's pie

No soggy bottoms here

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

Spare a thought for the Cadbury social media manager

Guess what? The internet is wrong again

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017