Lyonheart K, Modern Interpretation of Jaguar E-Type Officially Priced

If you’re mad about cars like we are (in a good and constructive way, of course), you will no doubt be in love with the clean flowing shapes of the 1960s classics. The Jaguar E-Type is easily one of the highest-ranking of these automobiles, and it has been pulling at the heart strings of motoring enthusiasts for over 40 years.

We already have a modern interpretation of the E-Type, in the form of the very pretty Eagle Speedster, but that still retains the same design elements of the classic.

If you are looking for an even more modern adaptation of the E-Type formula, then perhaps the new Lyonheart K is for you. Sure, it costs a fortune and then some more at €360,000 ($464,500) for the hardtop and €375,000 ($483,800) for the drop top, but you do get a thoroughly modern car in exchange.

It still looks unmistakably like an E-Type, but you will undoubtedly be able to tell that this car is from 2013, or 2014, because it is set to go into production in December.

The company is even based in Coventry, historic home of Jaguar, and what they are offering is really rather appealing. You get a lightweight aluminum chassis, adjustable dampers, and modern suspension. Power comes courtesy of a Cosworth-built five-liter V8, which is good for 567 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) – the car can reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds, before topping out at 186 mph or 300 km/h.

In addition, despite originally announcing a production run of 50 units, the company has revised the figure, which now stands at 250. However, if the car proves popular, there would be no reason for them not to build more, adopting the Pagani way of building cars – the Italians will still build you a Zonda now, despite the fact that the car has officially gone out of production and been replaced by the Huayra.

By Andrei Nedelea

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  • Mike Gonzalez

    i might be missing something, cuz it look’s kinda ugly… or at least uglier than the flawless F-type which is certainly the E-type successor

  • Tony

    My only issue with this would be the price. To high from a little known company. Better price would be $150-180k. Otherwise a gorgeous modern retro design & execution.

  • STUNNING(EXCLAMATION POINT)

  • S3XY

    pretty cool, but not that modern considering it has tailpipes and an engine. Electric is modern, Gas is a thing of the past.

  • Rich Money

    none of the magic of the original E-Type. cool idea though.

  • bonzomatic

    Absolutely beautiful! Looks like I’m going to have to rob a bank to afford it though.

  • Mark

    Eagle Speedster is far, far cooler for near the same money…

  • Six_Tymes

    Perfection.

  • Tim Gardner

    Beautiful shapes but I’m in agreement that there’s too much chrome & the wire wheels are just wrong & are too small for a modern sports car. As for the interior, why do car makers think that filling the car with as much tree as possible means it looks & feels luxurious? It looks like a mobile 1950’s gentleman’s club. If you’re going to modernise the exterior then why not the interior? And that steering wheel looks like a cheep & nasty knock off.

  • Dennis James

    Stunning.

  • Al Brady

    yuck
    reminds me of an MGRV8; lovely 60s styling kludged together with a tacky amateurishly styled 90s bodykit and drug dealer wheels. nasty

    http://carphile.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/MGRV8.jpg

  • Jerry Hightower

    Very nice although I’m not crazy about the side scoop.

  • simsonic55

    is this the same five liter cosworth V8 that TVR are going to use. if so its a ford coyote motor

  • Rick Alexander

    Wow! Some of the opinions on here are absolutely rediculous! There’s nothing wrong with the headlights. They’re sleek, modern, and compliment the rest of the car beautifully. The Lionheart K, is an interpretation of the E-Type, not an E-Type clone. It’s not supposed to be like the original, therefore, there’s nothing wrong with the chrome accents. It pays homeage to the E-Type, it’s not trying to be one. It all works cohesively (IMO). As for the wheels being too small, this is not a tuner car or a boy racer. Anything bigger than an 18 inch wheel would be overkill. The only issue I have with the Lionheart, is the price. However, when you’re paying for exclusivity (250 or so examples) you gotta pay. The Eagle Speedster is a better representation of what a modern E-Type would be. The F-type is a fantastic sports car, but IT IS NOT, an E-Type succesor (although some would have you believe it is). Now for the love of God, would someone PLEASE do a road test, so we can see this rolling piece of art on the move!

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