eagle jaguar E-type spyder GT is a beautiful bespoke speedster
 

eagle jaguar E-type spyder GT is a beautiful bespoke speedster

 

eagle jaguar E-type spyder GT: over thirty years of working on the iconic jaguar ‘E-type’ comes into play with this, the fourth special edition in the series, the ‘eagle spyder GT’. with the poise and performance of the low drag GT and the exquisite styling of the speedster, the ‘spyder GT’s’ taller raked windscreen and folding roof offer the best of both worlds. completely bespoke with extensive customer options, the few produced will be among the most exclusive hand built cars in the world.

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the eagle ‘spyder GT’ special edition begins life as an original jaguar ‘E-type’ ready to be restored. the aluminium monocoque features deeper sills, a lower floor pan and wider wheel arches featuring custom 16” wheels and tyres. the bespoke, hand crafted interior features sumptuous leather and a gorgeous sweeping centre console, complete with hidden handbrake lever. the attention to detail and level of finish throughout is truly exquisite.

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a sumptuous blend of bespoke materials

 

 

the engineering perfectly blends original and new technology and the modern classic offers blistering performance. with 330 bhp and 340 ft lbs of torque it powers from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds and pulls hard all the way to its top speed of over 170mph.

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the spyder ‘GT’ is designed with performance at its core: for long distance driving it has the calm assurance and the all the manners for touring – sat cocooned in luxury with the view forward over the long bonnet is a wonderful place to be.there is a solid sense of connection with the road, with precise handling characteristics gained from over 30 years of suspension development at eagle. with a light press on the ‘GT’s’ accelerator it transforms into a seriously exhilarating supercar. the 4.7 litre engine pulls away with real intent, emitting a powerful deep growl as the exhaust barks.

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paul brace, design director of UK eagle, comments, ‘the E-type is such a superb car to work with, and being able to add the spyder GT as the fourth eagle special edition gives us all great pleasure. again, the worldwide reaction has been incredible.’

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working through the gear box you can quickly realise why the eagle special edition ‘E-types’ have been subject of such enthusiastic acclaim. with so few being built, this will join the other eagles as the most exclusive hand built cars in the world. formed in 1984 and based in east sussex, UK eagle special editions are widely recognised as the leading restorers of the classic jaguar ‘E-type’.

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jaguar eagle E-type spyder GT designboom

jaguar eagle E-type spyder GT designboom

jaguar eagle E-type spyder GT designboom

jaguar eagle E-type spyder GT designboom

jaguar eagle E-type spyder GT designboom

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