The 8,000-hour process of building the Eagle Eagle light GT began with the stripping of the original Series 1 Jaguar E-type and replacing its original steel body with aluminum in a more durable grade. Lighter than the original E type. Eagle said that this alone would require nearly 2,500 hours. To improve driving performance, other changes have been made, including a deeper threshold to increase torsional stiffness, a larger wheel cabin to accommodate wider 16-inch wheels, and a 4.7-liter straight six-cylinder engine that Eagle admires It is the “evolution” grind of the original “XK” and produces 380 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. New alloy blocks, large valves and special crankshafts, pistons and connecting rods make it possible to obtain power.
Other details include various castings made of lighter magnesium, including gearbox and differential housings, rear hub brackets and oil pans. The gearbox is a five-speed fully synchronized device, and the suspension includes custom spring stiffness, Ohlins adjustable shock absorbers, and various lightweight components. The brakes use modern four-piston calipers.
Eagle said that unlike the original Jaguar light E type, the Eagle light GT was first designed as a car for use on the road. More livable than Jaguar-made racing specifications, But it may still be a faster car. To this end, the interior is luxuriously decorated with leather, Eagle said that its customization of the rear bulkhead and floor provides higher drivers with more headroom and legroom. Similarly, Eagle does not specify a price, but rest assured that 8,000 hours of professional repair work is not cheap. Coupled with the cost of the rugged 1 Series E type, even if it is just the case, the cost can easily reach the 5-digit range.
At the same time, Jaguar Classic has just announced that it will provide a new 3.8-liter XK engine block originally installed on the E-type. The XK engine block is made of cast iron during production. If customers wish to purchase an existing E-type engine, they can properly serialize their XK engine block, provided that they provide the driving Ownership documents for your car. The cost of each XK engine block is approximately $17,914 and will receive Jaguar’s one-year warranty.
The original Jaguar E-type lightweight was mainly used for racing in the mid-1960s, and it was a streamlined alloy body racing, with little consideration for comfort or conventional road use regulations. Jaguar plans to build 18 cars, but as the E-type becomes less competitive in the international sports car competition, the manufacturer only makes 12 cars. A few years ago, Jaguar Classic decided to manufacture six continuation E-type lightweights in the same way as the original car, with a view to completing the series. According to reports, the car quickly sold out at a price of $1.6 million and is now fully qualified to participate in many vintage racing competitions.