The Eagle Spyder GT is a contemporary interpretation of the classic Jaguar E-Type roadster that wants be even better than the original. First announced during the 2016 London Classic Car Show to great acclaim, construction is now complete on the very first of these hand crafted lightweight roadsters. With only a very few being built, this will join the other Eagle Special Edition E-types as the most exclusive hand built cars in the world.
Its 4.7 litre XK engine offers 330bhp and an impressive 340 ft lbs of torque, all in a car weighing just 1,029 kg. Extensive weight saving measures include a bespoke aluminium monocoque, aluminium gearbox, aluminum engine block and magnesium components.
As with all Eagle Special Editions, the Spyder GT begins life as an original E-Type ready to be restored. The aluminum 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 – very much part of the Eagle Special Edition design DNA – complete with hidden handbrake lever. The attention to detail and level of finish throughout is truly exquisite.
The engineering perfectly blends original and new technology and the Eagle Spyder GT offers blistering performance. With 330bhp 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.
Eagle 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.
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