2015 Jaguar XKE E Type Lightweight Continuation Model Bremont




Published on Nov 11, 2014

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Jaguar Lightweight E-Type (1963–64, 2014)

  Twelve Jaguar XKE E Type cars plus two spare bodies were made by Jaguar. In some ways, this was an evolution of the Jaguar XKE E Type Low Drag Coupé. It made extensive use of aluminium alloy in the Jaguar XKE E Type body panels and other components. However, with at least one exception, it remained an open-top car in the spirit of the Jaguar XKE E Type D-Type to which this car is a more direct successor than the production E-Type which is more of a GT than a sports car. The Jaguar XKE E Type cars used an aluminium block tuned version of the production 3.8-litre Jaguar engine with 300 bhp (224 kW) output rather than the 265 bhp (198 kW) produced by the “ordinary” version. Factory-built Jaguar XKE E Type lightweights were homologated by Jaguar with three 45DCO3 Weber carburettors in addition to a Lucas mechanical fuel injection system. Early Jaguar XKE E Type lighwieght cars were fitted with a close-ratio version of the four-speed E-type gearbox, with some later cars being fitted with a ZF 5-speed gearbox.

  The cars were entered in various races but, unlike the Jaguar XKE E Type C-Type and Jaguar XKE E Type D-Type racing cars, they did not win at Le Mans or Sebring but were reasonably successful in private hands and in smaller races.

  One Jaguar XKE E Type Lightweight was modified into a Low-Drag Coupé (the Lindner/Nocker car), by Malcolm Sayer.

  Another Jaguar XKE E Type Lightweight was modified into a unique Jaguar XKE E Type Low-Drag design (the Lumsden/Sargent car), by Dr Samir Klat of Imperial College. Along with the factory Jaguar XKE E Type LDC, this lightweight is now believed to reside in the private collection of the current Viscount Cowdray.

  Many Jaguar XKE E Type were fitted with more powerful engines as developments occurred.

  On 14 May 2014, Jaguar’s Heritage Business announced it will be building the six ‘remaining’ Jaguar XKE E Type Lightweights. The original run of Jaguar XKE E Type Lightweights was meant to be 18 vehicles; however only 12 were built. The new Jaguar XKE E Type cars, using the un-used chassis codes, will be hand-built to the exact same specification as the originals. Availability will be prioritised for established collectors of Jaguars, with a focus on those who have an interest in historic race cars.

  The Jaguar E-Type (a.k.a. Jaguar XK-E) is a British sports car, which was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of good looks, high performance and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. More than 70,000 E-Types were sold.

  In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in a The Daily Telegraph online list of the world’s “100 most beautiful cars” of all time.[3]

  In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s.
Bob Jane won the 1963 Australian GT Championship at the wheel of a “lightweight” E-Type.[26]

  The Jaguar E-Type was very successful in SCCA Production sports car racing with Group44 and Bob Tullius taking the B-Production championship with a Series-3 V12 racer in 1975.[27] A few years later, Gran-Turismo Jaguar from Cleveland Ohio campaigned a 4.2-litre six-cylinder FHC racer in SCCA production series, and in 1980 won the National Championship in the SCCA C-Production Class, defeating a fully funded factory Nissan Z-car team with Paul Newman.

  Bremont Watch Company is a luxury, aviation themed British watchmaker based in England. More recently they have begun to move production from Switzerland to Henley-on-Thames. Since its founding, Bremont claims to have received awards in various fields: HSBC Global Connections, overall winner, 2013; UK Retail Jewellery Awards, double winner, 2013; Luxury Briefing Awards, ‘Breakthrough Brand’, 2012; UK Jewellery Awards, ‘Watch Brand of the Year Award’, 2011.

  Bremont has developed partnerships with several Military squadrons, including Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit Aircrew, 3 Apache Regiment, AAC; VFA-81 Sunliners; Boeing B-52 Stratofortress; C-17 Globemaster; U-2, 9th Reconnaissance Wing; US Navy Test Pilot School; Royal Navy Clearance Divers.
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