The Special Operations Section of Jaguar-Land Rover, unveiled the prototype of the “new” Lightweight E-type, which will make its debut at this year’s Pebble Beach.
In essence, it is a new 51 years old car, since it was firstly built in 1963. Jaguar has announced it will build 18 Lightweight E-Types, but only 12 were constructed until now.
As you may know, building a car that old now, is not easy, because they must maintain a balance between the accuracy and the historical developments in the last 50 + years of motoring.
The aluminum monocoque is made by hand, as well as the aluminum body. The seats are covered with Connolly leather, the handlebars are natural wood while under the long hood lurks an all-aluminum six-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 3.8 liters that produces 340 hp and 380 Nm of torque, combined with a 4-speed manual transmission with short relationships.
The 6 remaining cars that will be produced will be sold as historic racing cars and will have the necessary FIA homologation for such races. Of course, if the reports are true, these 6 Lightweight E-Types are not intended for the general public, unless the public has € 1.2 + million to buy them.