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Jaguar Lightweight E-type


Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations has unveiled its new lightweight E-type that is hand-built by Jaguar craftsmen in a new facility at Browns Lane in the UK. This new lightweight E-type is the first recreation to come from Jaguar Heritage, which operates within the Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations division. Only six customer E-types will be made, each one assigned one of the remaining chassis numbers originally allocated in 1963 to the intended 18-car ‘Special GT T-type’ project, of which just 12 were built. This new E-type has an aluminium bodyshell with doors, trunklid, hardtop and bonnet also made out of aluminium. It’s powered by a six-cylinder XK engine with a dry sump, it produces over 300hp. These cars will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic racing and are sold as period competition vehicles. A prototype car will be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Automotive weekend on the 14th August.