Video: Jaguar's £1,000,000 Lightweight E-type – technical insight in addition to drive
Source : Video: Jaguar's £1,000,000 Lightweight E-type – technical insight in addition to drive
Steve Cropley drives one of the first ‘brand-new’ Lightweight E-type Jaguars, as JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division completes a project started off in 1963
In 1963, Jaguar unveiled a lightened, racing type of its E-type sports car. Powered by an aluminium-block 3.8-litre straight six engine, the sports cars were at the cutting edge of racing technology. Of the planned 18 units, just 12 were ever built, leaving six original chassis numbers set aside.
In 2014, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations Division took up the project again, creating six ‘brand-new’ Lightweight E-types to the exact specifications of the original. With each car costing over £1,000,000 every detail had to be perfect. So have they done the job? Steve Cropley drives the brand-new Lightweight E-type.
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