Eagle, makers of the exclusive Eagle E-Type, showcases the world’s most exclusive hand built car – the E-Type Speedster Lightweight – an authentic Jaguar E-Type from the 1960s reworked with more muscular styling, fresh classic detailing, and the performance of a contemporary supercar.
This outstanding car makes its public debut at 2011 Salon Privé, the luxury supercar and Concours d’Elegance, taking place at Syon House in west London on 22nd-24th June, 2011.
Henry Pearman, the founder of Eagle, says of the new Speedster Lightweight: “The elements in this remarkable alchemy are an original Jaguar E-Type, thirty years of dedicated experience, and the absolute cream of our widely acclaimed engineering developments and upgrades.”
Eagle has a global reputation as an E-Type specialist, and offers an unparalleled collection of magnificent E-Types for sale, ranging from the earliest original specification dealer launch examples through to fully developed cars.
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. While retaining an external appearance identical to the original, they enable the car to offer a power- to- weight ratio matching that of the very latest Porsche 911 Turbo.
Jaguar E-Type Speedster Lightweight Specification
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