Jaguar Lightweight E-Type has been officially unveiled, ahead of its public debut which will take place at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this weekend. Built by Jaguar Land Rover’s new Special Operations only six Lightweight E-Type vehicles will be built – each assigned one of the remaining chassis numbers originally allocated in 1963 to the intended 18-car ‘Special GT E-Type’ project, of which just 12 were built.
“The E-Type is an iconic car, and the Lightweight E-Type the most desirable of all. To be able to complete the intended production run of 18, some 50 years after the last Lightweight was completed, was an opportunity we couldn’t miss.” – John Edwards, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
Like the original Lightweight E-Type vehicles, the new models will be powered by a 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine which has received the triple Weber carburetors, producing a total output of 340hp/253.5kW at 6500rpm. The Lightweight is tipped to cost in the region of £1,000,000.
[ Source: Jaguar ]