Jaguar’s Special Operations department will present the new lightweight E-Type prototype at this year’s Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach. Lightweight E-Type goes back to 1963 when the British manufacturer announced the production of 18 copies, but from the factory came out just 12 copies and a Jaguar now decided to complete the remaining 6 specimens. The task was not easy because they had to achieve a balance between the specification of the past and the demands of the modern era.
Amazing ‘Car Zero‘, how is named, is incredibly catchy, and is all hand made from aluminum and is equipped with a monocoque chassis, a roof that is removable, leather upholstery, wood steering wheel and aluminum shift lever. The car is powered by 3.8-liter, 6-cylinder engine that develops 340Hp and 380 Nm of torque and is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission that allows the brutal acceleration. All six copies will be sold as’ historic racing cars “and will be able to be matched by the FIA regulations for historic racing cars. So far, the price is not known, but surely will not be cheap.