E-Type Jaguar

August 26, 2011

Sexy, sexy, sexy!  I’ve blogged about this car before – Oct 25, 2009 –  but it was the original, not the new and reimagined E-type I highlighted.  I love the lines of this car, it is designed to perfection down to the tailpipe.  Beneath the Speedster Lightweight’s jaw-droppingly beautiful body, every component has been thoughtfully and skilfully reworked, improved and often lightened resulting in a handmade automotive masterpiece with a weight of just 1000kg. The technical tour de force is the original Lightweight E-Type based aluminium 4.7 litre fuel injected engine and aluminium drive train.  But it’s the cars beauty that will draw most people in.  nostalgic but current, the sexiest two-seater on the market today, without a doubt.

* Engine: 4.7 litre, aluminium in line 6 cylinder, longitudinal front mounted
* Cylinder head: Aluminium twin cam big valve.
* Max power: 310bhp @ 4800rpm
* Max Torque: 340lb ft @ 3600rpm
* Fuelling: Fuel injection with individual throttle bodies and ECU
* Transmission: Aluminium 5 speed gearbox, aluminium Power Lock differential
* Suspension: Independent wishbones, 6 high tech adjustable dampers, anti roll bars and rear radius arms
* Brakes: 315mm/280mm drilled and vented discs, Aluminium 4 pot calipers, servo assistance
* Steering: Rack and pinion
* Wheels: 6 x 16 front, 7.5 x 16 rear, aluminium rims with stainless steel spokes
* Tyres: 225/55 x 16 front, 245/55 x 16 rear
* Weight: 1008kg dry
* 0-60mph: under 5 seconds
* Top speed: 160mph plus
* Height: 1000mm
* Length: 4260mm
* Width: 1740mm

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