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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
500k pounds..
Jun 26, 2011 11:11 pm
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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.
May 25, 2011 10:26 pm
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MRAD
It's called constructive criticism, this is a car site afterall and we are allowed to comment on the vehicles as we see fit. If you have a problem with such discussions, I would recommend that you head off to 17 magazine or something of that nature. You can appreciate a car from various perspectives and you clearly don't get that, a car enthusiats can be such for performance or appearance. I do get the love for this car that many people have, but this is not the original and has several flaws, of which they could have done something, if not, you can have a kit building put something like this together for you, or do it yourself. In that case, this car wouldn't even belong on this site, but it is a great car, though could be better.
May 26, 2011 5:27 am
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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!
May 25, 2011 1:01 pm
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ides87
I think this may actually be the perfect sports car
May 25, 2011 11:37 am
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Davidwayne911
Look at its sexy butt and wheels!My pants get wet
May 25, 2011 10:58 am
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Davidwayne911
Perfect car indeed
May 25, 2011 10:41 am
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Hardboy997
Just S€X!!
May 25, 2011 6:20 am
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rogers
This is dream...
May 25, 2011 5:55 am
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AshleyTankard
Hrurugugrhgruhghhh!! I need some tissues...
May 25, 2011 5:15 am
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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).
May 25, 2011 4:19 am
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MRAD
Before anyone says anything, you can take one of these engines and give it that classic look with slight modifications, such as chromes headers and such.
May 25, 2011 7:17 am
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sideskraper
Because the people who purchase Eagle vehicles (at present mainly E-Type restorations but at least one speedster recreation) do not want a new engine. Real E-Type connoisseur want their cars powered by the Jaguar XK6 engine. The Jaguar V12 isn't even good enough. This car is perfect, a brand new E-Type. If you want a different engine then I'm sure you could find someone selling a fibreglass kit car that you can assemble.
May 25, 2011 8:30 am
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MRAD
The only problem with that is the engine itself, is not a replica or even a good attempt at replicating the original XKE engine. The E-type XKE never came with a 4.7L l6. If you are going to go to this extent in creating such a car with appropriate modernisation, you might as well do it properly and put in a better engine, or a good replica.
May 25, 2011 2:50 pm
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kimbo
The standard E-Type roadster is the most beautiful car in the world and this.... my god... words can't describe it
May 25, 2011 4:04 am
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YaSSaL
Can't find the right words for this car...a true legend!
May 25, 2011 2:51 am
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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.
May 25, 2011 1:56 am
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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.
May 25, 2011 12:54 am
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Wolsey77
My jaw will not leave the ground. This is an absolutely STUNNING automobile.
May 24, 2011 9:47 pm
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DdW
Indeed it is. In the modern age of wind-tunnel, electronic gizmos, economic and safety issues controlling the design processes and outcome of cars today, the cars we saw are diluted during the concept to production stages. Perhaps not for the Jaguar E-type. Such classic cars were designed not for economic (i.e. profit-making, mass production, etc) and safety (i.e. road-worthiness, pedestrian, etc) purposes; they were designed to grab people attention and make people feel that they were living in a golden era of motoring. Words such as grandeur, prestige and luxury were vividly described and implemented to all car range - from the entry level Morris Minor to the exotic Jaguar E-type, aesthetics was the theme during that period. With a great icon like the E-type revived (via Eagle), it makes the modern contemporaries looked bland and souless.
May 25, 2011 10:21 am
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