Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 'Car Zero' revealed ahead of Pebble Beach debut

Back in May, Jaguar announced plans to build six brand new “1963” Lightweight E-Types. During the 60s Jaguar build only 12 cars of the planned 18, with the last one assembled in 1964 and now the remaining six will be built with the first one called ‘Car Zero’ ready for this weeks debut at the Pebble Beach in Monterey, California.

The new Lightweight E-type is the first recreation to come from Jaguar Heritage, featuring aluminium bodyshell with doors, trunklid, hardtop and bonnet also in aluminium, all assembled to exacting standards.

Power comes from a 340bhp 3.8-litre six-cylinder XK engine with triple Weber carburetors delivering 280 lb-ft of torque, linked to a four-speed close-ratio manual transmission. The unit mirrors the original power units, with an aluminium block, ‘wide angle’ aluminium cylinder head and dry sump lubrication.

E-Type is one of the most beautiful classic cars and the Lightweight E-Type with its aluminium body is very unique as it is 114kg lighter than the standard model.

With just six cars to be hand-built at Browns Lane it will be very rare and probably even more desirable than the originals.

All six cars will be sold as period competition vehicles and all will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport purposes.

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 14

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 13

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 12

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 11

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 10

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 9

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 8

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 7

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 6

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 5

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 4

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 3

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype 2

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype


RELATED POSTS

Zenos E10 debuts at Autosport International, priced from £24,995
All-new flagship RWD Cadillac saloon spied for the first time (production version of the Elmiraj con...
Vantage Victorious at Sunny Silverstone
Audi welcomes Porsche back to 24 Hours of Le Mans and it is AWESOME
Street-legal Lotus Elise S Cup revealed - a road-going variant of the Elise S Cup R
Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept debuts in Paris, previews a future luxury full size saloon
Twenty five years of awesome – celebrating the Discovery
Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept previews the Veyron-replacing Chiron hypercar
Koenigsegg Regera debuts in Geneva with over 1500hp of hybrid power
World debut for Land Rover Series I 'Reborn'
BMW Individual 7 Series THE NEXT 100 YEARS
A look at what Mercedes-Benz is rolling out for 2017
Tags: , , , ,