2012 Jaguar E-Type by Lyonheart K review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 , 09:02:54 byVeronica

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Jaguar E-Type by Lyonheart K

Classic Factory had a lot of success with its modern interpretation of the well known Jaguar E-Type and so decided to build a limited series. The LYONHEART is an all-new British luxury sports car that was launched yesterday, a dynamic, elegant and refined model. Under the hood it hides a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine capable of delivering 550 PS and 680 Nm of torque. This enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in under 4 seconds and to reach an electronically limited top speed of 300 km/h. The model was entirely hand built by skilled craftsmen. The pricing starts at EUR495.000, (taxes not included), and the estimated delivery time is 18 months.

A New, Truly British Luxury Sports Car

The LYONHEART K, an all-new, truly British luxury sports car, is launched today.

Classic Factory, the Swiss design company, recently enjoyed a huge worldwide success with its modern interpretation of the legendary Jaguar E-Type, designed by Robert Palm in collaboration with Bo Zolland. In order to meet customer demand, decision was taken to build a limited series.

Robert Palm, CEO of Classic Factory, said: "We want to make the 'Made In England' label into a truthful concept, not just a statement. Every part of the Lyonheart K is developed, engineered and hand-built in England. The design clues of the Lyonheart K reflect Britishness at its best: cool, elegant, refined, understated yet powerful and dynamic."

The 5.0 Litre Supercharged V8 delivers 550PS and 680Nm of torque. Carbon fibre panels cover a state-of-the-art aluminium chassis, keeping the weight below 1600kg. The Lyonheart K reaches 100kph in under 4 seconds and tops 300kph (electronically limited).

Lyonheart's design philosophy is simple, use only genuine materials: carbon fibre, leather, veneer, polished stainless steel, brushed aluminium and chromed metal, nothing else. Extreme attention has been given to every exterior and interior detail. The aluminium engine is revealed by opening the traditional, front-hinged clamshell bonnet.

The Lyonheart K is entirely hand-built in Coventry by skilled craftsmen and a new company has been founded: Lyonheart Cars Ltd. The order books for the 50 first Lyonheart K cars are now open at a basic price of EUR 495,000 (without taxes). The estimated delivery time is 18 months.

For more information: www.lyonheart.com.

Contact information:
Classic Factory Ltd
Robert Palm
1121 Bremblens ? Switzerland
+41 79 211 24 18

Classic Factory owns all Lyonheart assets, intellectual property, designs, and brand rights.