“The most beautiful car ever made,” is what Enzo Ferrari had to say about the Jaguar E-type. Judging by your reaction to our story on the new Eagle Low Drag GT, 40 years later, that statement appears to still ring true.
After Eagle had put 7,000 labour-intensive hours of work into reimagining and updating Malcolm Sayer’s legendary design, they came to the Top Gear track to let us have a go in the £695,000 Jaguar remix. Unfortunately, as soon as they threw us the keys, the mother of all thunderstorms descended on Dunsfold.
This would normally spell disaster for a photoshoot. But thanks to the Low Drag’s trick chrome paint reflecting the heavy clouds and sodden runway in its stunning bodywork, plus the 1,038kg kerb weight and 346bhp inline-six doing it’s thing to get the race-inspired E sideways, we walked away with a SD card full of unique images.
We’ve now made them available to download for free. So if you want to spruce up your desktop background, click the size and right click it onto your screen.
Photography: Rowan Horncastle