Coventry, England – An all-new British luxury sports car has been launched. The Lyonheart K is based on a “modern interpretation” of the Jaguar E-Type by Swiss design company Classic Factory and has gone into production as a limited series.
“We want to make the ‘Made in England’ label into a truthful concept, not just a statement,” said Robert Palm, CEO of Classic Factory. “Every part of the Lyonheart K is developed, engineered and hand-built in England.”
The car uses a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine, has carbon fibre panels over an aluminum chassis, reaches 100 km/h in less than four seconds, and has an electronically-limited top speed of 300 km/h.
The car is entirely hand-built in Coventry by a new company, Lyonheart Cars Limited. The company is now taking orders for the first 50 cars, at a starting price of £495,000, with an estimated delivery time of 18 months.