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Eagle E-Type Lightweight Speedster announced

 Eagle E-Type Lightweight Speedster announced
Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Speedster by Eagle - 24.5.2011

A legend reborn

Eagle has announced plans to introduce the E-Type Lightweight Speedster at the Salon Privé in London.

Inspired by the legendary Jaguar model, the E-Type LS is powered by a 4.7-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 310 hp (231 kW / 314 PS) and 340 lb-ft (460 Nm) of torque. It is paired to five-speed manual transmission that enables the 1008 kg (2,222 lb) roadster to accelerate from 0-60 mph in "under five seconds" and hit a top speed in excess of 160 mph (258 km/h). While the figures don't seem overly impressive, at first glance, Eagle touts the fact that the car has a "power-to-weight ratio matching that of the very latest Porsche 911 Turbo."

No word on pricing, but expect more information to be released in June.

Source: Eagle and InsideLine

Jaguar E-Type Speedster

Eagle, makers of the exclusive Eagle E-Type, showcases the world's most exclusive hand built car - the E-Type Speedster Lightweight - an authentic Jaguar E-Type from the 1960s reworked with more muscular styling, fresh classic detailing, and the performance of a contemporary supercar.

This outstanding car makes its public debut at 2011 Salon Privé, the luxury supercar and Concours d'Elegance, taking place at Syon House in west London on 22nd-24th June, 2011.

Henry Pearman, the founder of Eagle, says of the new Speedster Lightweight: "The elements in this remarkable alchemy are an original Jaguar E-Type, thirty years of dedicated experience, and the absolute cream of our widely acclaimed engineering developments and upgrades."

Eagle has a global reputation as an E-Type specialist, and offers an unparalleled collection of magnificent E-Types for sale, ranging from the earliest original specification dealer launch examples through to fully developed cars.

Beneath the Speedster Lightweight's jaw-droppingly beautiful body, every component has been thoughtfully and skilfully reworked, improved and often lightened resulting in a handmade automotive masterpiece with a weight of just 1000kg. The technical tour de force is the original Lightweight E-Type based aluminium 4.7 litre fuel injected engine and aluminium drive train. While retaining an external appearance identical to the original, they enable the car to offer a power- to- weight ratio matching that of the very latest Porsche 911 Turbo.

Jaguar E-Type Speedster Lightweight Specification

  • Engine: 4.7 litre, aluminium in line 6 cylinder, longitudinal front mounted
  • Cylinder head: Aluminium twin cam big valve.
  • Max power: 310bhp @ 4800rpm
  • Max Torque: 340lb ft @ 3600rpm
  • Fuelling: Fuel injection with individual throttle bodies and ECU
  • Transmission: Aluminium 5 speed gearbox, aluminium Power Lock differential
  • Suspension: Independent wishbones, 6 high tech adjustable dampers, anti roll bars and rear radius arms
  • Brakes: 315mm/280mm drilled and vented discs, Aluminium 4 pot calipers, servo assistance
  • Steering: Rack and pinion
  • Wheels: 6 x 16 front, 7.5 x 16 rear, aluminium rims with stainless steel spokes
  • Tyres: 225/55 x 16 front, 245/55 x 16 rear
  • Weight: 1008kg dry
  • 0-60mph: under 5 seconds
  • Top speed: 160mph plus
  • Height: 1000mm
  • Length: 4260mm
  • Width: 1740mm

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Comments (20)

 Shumy Shumy
500k pounds..
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June 26, 2011 11:11 pm
 ThePorscheMan ThePorscheMan
To all the whingers and hecklers. Stop it, you don't get it so shut the hell up. This car is ALL about opening the garage and staring at it for a minute in anticipation. It's about starting the engine, hearing that straight six burble, a quick goose for snarl and back to burbly idle. Selecting a gear, driving for the fun, sun, noise and joy of driving a car that just plain gives you the giggles. This thing is freakin' gorgeous and made for "drivers"; not racers, not poseurs and not the stop-light grand-prix. If you don't get it, don't buy it, and quit whinging.
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May 25, 2011 10:26 pm
 stickshiftfanatic stickshiftfanatic
WOW I'm speechless. The original was one of my favorite designs of all time, and this takes it to the next level. Bravo!
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May 25, 2011 1:01 pm
 ides87 ides87
I think this may actually be the perfect sports car
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May 25, 2011 11:37 am
 Davidwayne911 Davidwayne911
Look at its sexy butt and wheels!My pants get wet
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May 25, 2011 10:58 am
 Davidwayne911 Davidwayne911
Perfect car indeed
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May 25, 2011 10:41 am
 Hardboy997 Hardboy997
Just S€X!!
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May 25, 2011 6:20 am
 rogers rogers
This is dream...
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May 25, 2011 5:55 am
 AshleyTankard AshleyTankard
Hrurugugrhgruhghhh!! I need some tissues...
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May 25, 2011 5:15 am
 MRAD MRAD
The car looks as if it has been done rather well, but I am not impressed in the slightest with the performance. There are many crate sixes that put out far more power than this with far less displacement and less weight, I don't see why they had to use a 4.7 liter and why it has such horrible output, heck a 2JZ-GTE from the mid 90's was able to make that much power, while a naturally aspirated VQ35HR makes that exact amount. A little more work would have made this car perfect, I would ask for mine without an engine if possible (IF possible).
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May 25, 2011 4:19 am
 kimbo kimbo
The standard E-Type roadster is the most beautiful car in the world and this.... my god... words can't describe it
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May 25, 2011 4:04 am
 YaSSaL YaSSaL
Can't find the right words for this car...a true legend!
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May 25, 2011 2:51 am
 sideskraper sideskraper
So this is a lightweight version of Eagle's speedster? It won't be cheap but I'd kill every member of my family to own one.
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May 25, 2011 1:56 am
 v6s_stink v6s_stink
Now this is the formula I've been waiting to see. If a mainline company did it, it could be less expensive. It doesn't take way north of 500 HP and way into the hundreds of $K's or $M's to make a great sports car.
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May 25, 2011 12:54 am
 Wolsey77 Wolsey77
My jaw will not leave the ground. This is an absolutely STUNNING automobile.
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May 24, 2011 9:47 pm