Jaguar Special Operations Reveals Lightweight E-Type

Completing some unfinished business from 1963.

Asone of the greatest classic cars of all time, the Jaguar E-Type needslittle introduction. But back in 1963, Jag released a limited-runLightweight E-type. The series was planned to encompass 18 units, butonly 12 were built. Now, Jaguar Special Operations is rolling in to complete theunfinished task. The six cars to be produced will represent a finebalance of historic accuracy and new technology. The current renditionwill be powered by an aluminum block 3.8-liter inline-six.

This engine is designed to deliver 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft oftorque, using triple carbs, dry-sump lubrication and available mechanical fuelinjection. All this will be mated to a four-speed manual and single-plateclutch, riding on 15-inch perforated wheels and Dunlop racing tires. Thenew/old E-Type features new front disc brakes and the original rear ones.Inside, Connolly leather joins aluminum finishing for an ultimate 60s feel. Thefirst car, headed for Pebble Beach and dubbed Car Zero, will later be entrustedto the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust's collection.

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