More on the E-Type Growler
Some “actual facts” about one of the stars of Sunday’s show
Posted: 20 Sep 2011
Car builders: want to sell ANY of your £670k hypercars? Don't name it after ladybits.
Design company Vizualtech didn't get the memo. It named its E-Type concept the Growler. Yep. GROWLER.
You'll know this already if you watched the show on Sunday. You'll also know that Jeremy, James and Richard found it rightly hilarious.
So, for the Growler-curious we're going to tell you a bit more about the car. With AN ENTIRELY STRAIGHT FACE.
Underneath, it's largely Jaguar XKR mechanicals with a composite body that's glued to a carbon fibre chassis. Two tubular frames are bolted at the front and rear which hold the steering, transmission, suspension and engine.
Powering the Growler is a remapped version of Jag's supercharged 5.0-litre V8 producing 600bhp. It's expected to weigh around 1,550kg and should hit 62mph in under four seconds. And it looks rather nice - click for pics.