Much to the delight of the fans of classic British sports car, Jensen is set for a grand return with not one, but two brand-new models. Under the leadership of former Aston Martin boss Tim Hearley, the firm is working on a new GT model and a successor to the legendary Jensen Interceptor, simply called Interceptor 2.
Jensen Interceptor was the world’s first production all-wheel-drive car and besides that, it boasted a magnificent Italian design. Those were the only good things about it. The quality was shocking and the body was extremely susceptible to rust. With the new models, Jensen Group is aiming to blend old design with modern engineering for an unbeatable combination.
The GT, shown here in clay model, is designed as a modern interpretation of classic Jensen features. In terms of technicalities, the car is pitched as a refined and sophisticated muscle car which means it is going to be hugely powerful, but also very dynamic in the way it handles that power.
All those good things mean, of course, the new Jensen models won’t be cheap. Production will be limited and built to order, and pricing is expected to be in the region of £350,000. The GT will be followed by Jensen Interceptor 2 a year later which should naturally cost even more.