Jensen Interceptor is coming back with an all-new model, as CPP confirms it for production in 2014. Public unveiling of the Interceptor is planned for late 2012.
CPP as you might know, is a Coventry-based specialist and coachbuilder who recently acquired Spyker supercar business and also bough Jaguar’s old plant in Brown’s Lane to expand its operations.
The greatest thing about Jensen Interceptor, apart from its awesome name obviously, was the Italian design of the car. Now, based on the first renderings CPP has released of the new model, it looks even better than the original. It is unbelievably gorgeous and just pleasant to look at. Underneath body though, the new Interceptor should get a modern and high-tech engine and chassis to complement the fantastic design.
CPP, and its partner HSCS who own the Jensen and Interceptor rights, have the chance to make one of the greatest cars of all time with this. It has the character, all they have to do is make sure they get the recipe right. We hope they give it a V12!
According to CPP, annual production numbers and pricing are yet to be confirmed, but will be fixed to ensure ultra-exclusivity. So prepare to be hit by a mahoosive number. That said, it might not be as expensive as that modern-day E-Type Jag Eagle has made.
Brendan O’Toole, founder and co-owner of CPP, said: “I started my career by restoring bodies and components for classic British sports cars, so for CPP to take the lead role in reviving this iconic brand is very exciting for the business, and for me personally. The Jensen design team has respected and honoured the great heritage and attributes of the original Interceptor, while injecting a contemporary edge and advanced technologies that will ensure it appeals to the passionate, discerning motoring enthusiast of today.
“This work is at an advanced stage, and married to CPP’s expert coachbuilding, craftsmanship and engineering skills, the new Interceptor will be an exceptional example of British automotive excellence,” he said.
Liam Cardiff, director of Healey Sports Cars Switzerland, said: “CPP is the perfect partner to revive the iconic Jensen Interceptor. With the Jensen design team integrated into an organisation with much greater resources and broader expertise, our dream of seeing the Jensen and Interceptor badges once again adorning the bonnets of beautiful, modern, British-built GT cars has come closer to reality.”