2011 Jaguar E-Type Speedster Lightweight review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2011 , 08:05:30 byDan

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Jaguar E-Type Speedster Lightweight

The 2011 Jaguar E-Type Speedster Lightweight is the world's most exclusive hand built car that features a more muscular styling, fresh classic detailing as well as the performance of a contemporary supercar. It is scheduled to make its public debut at 2011 Salon Prive, which is going to take place at Syon House in west London on 22nd-24th June, 2011. The founder of Eagle, Henry Pearman, stated that the elements in the new Speedster Lightweight were an original Jaguar E-Type, thirty years of dedicated experience and the utter cream of their widely acclaimed engineering developments and upgrades. The hand made automotive masterpiece has an incredible weight of just 1,000 kg and incorporates components that have been thoroughly reworked, improved and even lightened. The original Lightweight E-Type based aluminum 4.7-liter fuel injected engine and aluminum drive train enable the car to deliver a power-to-weight ratio that matches the one from the latest Porsche 911. Its top speed reaches 160 mph.

Eagle, makers of the exclusive Eagle E-Type, showcases the world's most exclusive hand built car - the E-Type Speedster Lightweight - an authentic Jaguar E-Type from the 1960s reworked with more muscular styling, fresh classic detailing, and the performance of a contemporary supercar.


This outstanding car makes its public debut at 2011 Salon Prive, the luxury supercar and Concours d'Elegance, taking place at Syon House in west London on 22nd-24th June, 2011.


Henry Pearman, the founder of Eagle, says of the new Speedster Lightweight: "The elements in this remarkable alchemy are an original Jaguar E-Type, thirty years of dedicated experience, and the absolute cream of our widely acclaimed engineering developments and upgrades."


Eagle has a global reputation as an E-Type specialist, and offers an unparalleled collection of magnificent E-Types for sale, ranging from the earliest original specification dealer launch examples through to fully developed cars.


Beneath the Speedster Lightweight's jaw-droppingly beautiful body, every component has been thoughtfully and skilfully reworked, improved and often lightened resulting in a handmade automotive masterpiece with a weight of just 1000kg. The technical tour de force is the original Lightweight E-Type based aluminium 4.7 litre fuel injected engine and aluminium drive train. While retaining an external appearance identical to the original, they enable the car to offer a power- to- weight ratio matching that of the very latest Porsche 911 Turbo.



Jaguar E-Type Speedster Lightweight Specification


  • Engine: 4.7 litre, aluminium in line 6 cylinder, longitudinal front mounted
  • Cylinder head: Aluminium twin cam big valve.
  • Max power: 310bhp @ 4800rpm
  • Max Torque: 340lb ft @ 3600rpm
  • Fuelling: Fuel injection with individual throttle bodies and ECU
  • Transmission: Aluminium 5 speed gearbox, aluminium Power Lock differential
  • Suspension: Independent wishbones, 6 high tech adjustable dampers, anti roll bars and rear radius arms
  • Brakes: 315mm/280mm drilled and vented discs, Aluminium 4 pot calipers, servo assistance
  • Steering: Rack and pinion
  • Wheels: 6 x 16 front, 7.5 x 16 rear, aluminium rims with stainless steel spokes
  • Tyres: 225/55 x 16 front, 245/55 x 16 rear
  • Weight: 1008kg dry
  • 0-60mph: under 5 seconds
  • Top speed: 160mph plus
  • Height: 1000mm
  • Length: 4260mm
  • Width: 1740mm