Jaguar Lightweight E-Type will carry a price tag of 1 million pounds

Article by Christian A., on May 19, 2014

Last week, we revealed you the fact that Jaguar will build the remaining E-Type Lightweights. Each vehicle will be handbuilt by a special team of craftsmen and will be a perfect reproduction of the iconic Jaguar E-Type Lightweight built between 1963 and 1964.

What really surprised us today was the price for these vehicles. Of course, we would expect the to be expensive but according to Car Magazine, the six remaining vehicles will bring 6 million pounds to Jaguar, as each coupe will arrive with a price tag of 1 million pounds or around $1.7 million or 1.22 million euros.

Jaguar expects the new cars to be bought by established car collectors. The history of the vehicles is quite short: back in 1963, Jaguar decided to built 18 vehicles that were homologated for GT racing and sold to privateers, but only 12 were finished by 1964.

Jaguar will use the remaining chassis that had a special ‘S’ prefix, while the monocoque and body panels will be made from aluminum. Powering the vehicles will be a 3.8-liter straight six engine that will deliver around 300 bhp.

Compared with the standard version, the E-Type Lightweights were 114 kg lighter thanks to extensive use of aluminum. [source: CarMagazine]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Do you ever wonder what challenges automakers have in selling limited edition cars? It’s different for each company but it can get stressful if the demand is high instead of...
by - July 21, 2017
Alpine is said to be developing an SUV which is believed to be the Porsche Macan’s closest rival. According to AutoExpress, the newly revived performance brand has been looking to...
by - July 20, 2017
Two years ago, there was a patent filed by Honda Motors under the name “baby NSX”. It then had a angular sports car design that is clearly mid-engine, and had...
by - July 20, 2017
The long awaited 2018 Buick Regal GS has finally been revealed by the company, following several leaked photos and information in the past few months. The thing is, if you’ve...
by - July 20, 2017
Earlier this month, we learned that France has made moves to ban diesel and gasoline fueled cars by stopping them from entering the city. More than that, they plan to...
by - July 19, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries