If Eagle is otherwise about a Jaguar To restore the E-Type in as original a form as possible, a completely different idea was behind the Speedster Concept - they wanted to keep the classic, but in a contemporary form take to the streets. The impetus for this was a customer request from the USA for a slightly different J aguar E-Type .
Tuned engine, modified aluminum body
The basis for the Jaguar Speedster Concept therefore continues to be an original Jaguar E-Type Roadster from 1966. Its chassis was initially equipped with new suspensions and damper elements as well as a reinforced brake system. The production engine had to give way to a 4.7-liter unit with 300 hp and 460 Nm torque that had been refined by Eagle, and the transmission was also replaced by a self-developed manual five-speed box.
Also on the body of the Jaguar E-Type has been given a lot of work. The windshield was shortened and the A-pillars were cleverly hidden under a dark cover. The body height was also reduced - in return, the wheel arches were allowed to increase in order to create space for contemporary tire formats on wire-spoke wheels with central locking, which continue to look classic. In addition, the track became significantly wider. At the rear, however, the license plate cutout was made much narrower. Overall, the newly shaped aluminum shell made the E-Type look more masculine and powerful.
The Jaguar Speedster runs at 280 km /h
The interior of the Jaguar E-Type has also been modernized. A wide center console separates the passengers, who find space in the sporty seating. In addition, it concealed the handbrake lever.
Because the lightweight construction was not neglected during the complete conversion, the 300 hp from the in-line six-cylinder only weighs 1,100 kilograms. This should enable the Eagle Speedster to accelerate from zero to 100 km /h in just under five seconds. The top speed is specified as 280 km /h.
Manufacturer Eagle does not provide any information on the price of the Jaguar Speedster, as it is a hand-made one-off piece that was realized without considering costs.