What was once old is new again
For the discerning collector with infinitely deep pockets and a penchant for cars featuring the face of a large cat, Jaguar has revealed photos and more information about their ‘new’ E-type Lightweight prototype.
Those without a soul can stop right here.
Announced back in May, Jaguar will built six new E-type Lightweights based off the specification of the original 12 manufactured in 1963. The one seen in these photos, built by Jaguar Heritage as part of the new Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations division, is a prototype and will not be sold to a customer.
The prototype, along with the ensuing customer-bound units, will all be constructed with aluminum bodyshells and powered by six-cylinder XK engines with aluminum blocks. Customer vehicles will also be eligible for period competition as all will be “suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport purposes,” states Jaguar in a release.
Jaguar will reveal this prototype – dubbed ‘Car Zero’ – at Pebble Beach in two days.
Ugh, I want this so bad.