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This is the awesome Lyonheart K
As Jeremy pointed out last season, there’s one surefire way to ruin a gorgeous car - call it the Growler.
Which could explain why Classic Factory, the Swiss company responsible for said preposterous epithet, has renamed their stunning tribute to Jaguar’s E-Type. Sort of…this design study and now resides under the more comfortable moniker of “K”. It’ll be manufactured by a company founded just for its inception - the very British Lyonheart Cars Ltd.
Robert Palm, CEO of Classic Factory, says: “We want to make the ‘Made In England’ label into a truthful concept, not just a statement. Every part of the Lyonheart K is developed, engineered and hand-built in Coventry, England.”
So, what’ll it be getting under the bonnet? A rorty six-pot like the original E? Nope - a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 (presumably from the XKR), carbon fibre panels, an aluminium chassis and sub-1600kg mass.
Sounds fruity. But it should be - it’ll cost you £415,000. FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN GRAND. Zoinks.
Want one of these or would you spend an extra £85k and get an Eagle Speedster instead, TopGear.commers?