Although the car had been with us for more than 50 years, the love towards the Jaguar E-Type is just as fresh as the day it rolled out from the production lines. With its simple yet classy looks, it still sends motoring enthusiasts down low in search of this great specimen, but it is not an easy search as finding one in good condition is very hard these days. But there is an alternative in owning an E-Type without going through the hassle of finding and restoring one; meet the Lyonheart K.
Being the modern interpretation of the legendary E-Type, the Lyonheart K has the same formula that makes the iconic Jaguar an eye-catcher. For starters, it has the very similar look that made the E-Type famous, coupled with some modern touches like on the lights and the mesh grille. The body is also made from a lightweight aluminum chassis fitted with adjustable dampers and modern suspension.
Sitting under the hood is 5.0-liter V8 engine courtesy of Cosworth, giving the car 567 horses and 516 lb/ft to gallop with. And with that, the Lyonheart K could do a century sprint in just 3.9 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 300km/h.
And the price for this modernized classic? It is priced at USD 464,500 (RM 1.45 mil) if you fancy the hardtop, and USD 483,800 (RM 1.5 mil) for the convertible. They initially planned in only making 50 of such specimens, but the Coventry-based company has revised the figure and decided to put it through a limited run of 250 units.