Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype officially unveiled image

JLR’s Special Operations has officially pulled the wraps off the brand new Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype which is one attractive ride.

The brand new Jaguar Lightweight E-Type prototype has been officially unveiled, ahead of its public debut which will take place at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this weekend. The model in question is basically a tribute to the classic and appealing sports car.

“The E-type is an iconic car, and the Lightweight E-type the most desirable of all. To be able to complete the intended production run of 18, some 50 years after the last Lightweight was completed, was an opportunity we couldn’t miss”, said the JLR Special Operations managing director, John Edwards.

The Jaguar Lightweight E-Type is coming with a handcrafted skin, with an aluminum monocoque, a removable aluminum roof, aluminum bonnet, aluminum doors and aluminum trunk, a wood rimmed steering wheel, machined switchgear, aluminum gear knob, Connolly leather seats and several other tweaks to help it stand out from a crowd.

Power to the model in question is being provided by a 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine which has received the triple Weber carburetors. The unit is producing a total output of 340 HP (253 kW) and it has a peak torque of 380 Nm (280 lb-ft), sent to the wheels through a four-speed close ratio manual transmission. Six units of the model will be produced but no pricing details have been announced yet.