For the first time Jaguar E-Type debuted in March 1961. Even today, it remains one of the most popular cars in the world. E-Type is so beautiful that the current owners of supercars try to park far away from it. And during motor shows manufacturers do not want to put their stands next to this car as it distracts attention from their cars.
Of course, any owner of E-Type will be the first who admits that the car, despite its outward magnificence has a number of operational problems. For example, the brakes do not correspond to modern analogues.
However, since 1982, a small company at the center of England - Eagle Engineering began to work on the restoration and renewal of the classic E-Type. Its latest project was the Eagle Speedster.
Everyone knows that the Speedster is based on the original E-Type of 1963. Eagle engineers reconfigured 4.7-liter fuel-injected six-cylinder engine with a modern five-speed manual gearbox. Capacity of engine is 300 hp. Maximum torque of 340 Nm is reached at 1750 rpm. / Min. Lightweight vehicle (weight of 1090 kg) Eagle E-Type Speedster has a maximum speed of 277 km / h and acceleration to a hundred takes less than 5 seconds. Upgrade has also affected suspension and braking system.
By the way, power-weight ratio of British replica closely matches Porsche 911 Turbo of the latest generation. For better handling the unique car has independent suspension, adjustable shock absorbers and anti-roll bars.
Eagle Speedster is installed with modern disk drives in the style of 60th years, the interior is decorated with aluminum frames and sporty three-spoke steering wheel.
The original Eagle Speedster was updated only once in 2009 by Rick Velayem from Connecticut. After this upgrade the car debuted at the prestigious Motor Show in Britain - the Salon Prive, where it became a sensation. Now Eagle Engineering Company is ready to present its version of the car with a black body, which costs 500 thousand dollars. The first photo session of the car was shot on the roads of southern France.