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Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Unveiled

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As promised, just in time for the 2014 Pebble Beach concourse Jaguar revealed the Lightweight E-Type prototype from the “missing six” group. The car is handmade by Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations unit using the original blueprints.

The story of Jaguar Lightweight E-Type dates back to 1963 when they decided to make 18 units of this car for track work. They only made 12 and then the plan was sort of put on indefinite hold. With things going good business-wise in 2014, the company decided to finally make it happen, and maybe make some serious dosh from it, as each of the six new Lightweight E-Type models will cost over 1 million GBP.

Being based on the hardtop E-Type, the Lightweight is obviously of exceptional beauty and charm. But it’s not all about the looks with this car, as the main purpose of it back in the way was to push the limits of performance by making the car as light as possible.

So Jaguar Lightweight E-Type features an aluminum monocoque, aluminum body closures and a removable aluminum roof. The simple and elegant interior consists of a wooden steering wheel, two seats, and not much else. All this simplicity means the three-carb 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with 340 horsepower gives the E-Type a serious turn of speed.

After the debut of the prototype Lightweight ‘Car Zero’ at Pebble Beach, the work continues on the remaining five cars. They will be sold as period competition vehicles and all will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport purposes.

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