The Return of a Legend: Jaguar Unearths Long-Lost E-Type Project

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I wasn’t born in 1963, and it’s a safe bet that more than a few of you weren’t either. What was born in the early ’60s, though, was a legend: a super-lightweight version of the amazing Jaguar E-Type, designed purely for racing. Only 12 were built, but 18 of them were already planned when project was abandoned. Thankfully, Jaguar is now restarting the project in our time, producing the final six Lightweight E-Types. Here’s what they’ll look and sound like.

It’s called the “Special GT E-Type Project”, and compared to the almost spaceship-like F-Type Coupé of today, the '60s E-Type is a retro sight for sore modern eyes.


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