The iconic Jaguar E-Type is regarded by enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and full-blooded petrol heads as the most beautiful car ever built. However, the Eagle Lightweight GT E-Type looks pretty much like the original car albeit with modern underpinnings. Eagle is a relatively small automotive engineering firm specializing in building only one car: The Jaguar E-Type. And now, meet the Lightweight GT, the newest member of Eagle’s growing family.
Jaguar originally built two limited-edition variants of the E-Type between 1962 to 1964, namely the Low Drag Coupe and the Lightweight E-Type. Jaguar only built twelve examples of the Lightweight E-Type and all were based on the illustrious Jaguar C-Type and D-Type – the latter of which claimed the checkered flag at Le Mans in 1955, 1956, and 1957. Interestingly enough, Jaguar’s Heritage Division also built six original Lightweight E-Type models in 2014.
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