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CliveM

393 posts

65 months

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Dodgy dash and steering wheel.
That bit just behind the front wheels looks a bit unresolved
Looks lovely - although justifying that price might be hard. Eagle E Type looks cheap in comparison.

Mostly though - WHY would you have an auto in this type of car? It's a (very) rich man's plaything. For sunny days on clear roads. It just looks *wrong* in the interior, even as a modern re-interpretation (and yes I know there were plenty of E Type autos, but they're not the ones most dream about).

hairykrishna

9,598 posts

83 months

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The pics all look like renders so I presume they haven't built a real one yet. Pretty, but 400 grand? Really?

I always think it's a bit of a cheeky business model. "Yes sir, hand over your substantial deposit and we'll get right on with buying all the bits we need and hiring some chaps to actually build you one"

Funk

14,402 posts

89 months

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Overall, a very lovely shape. But as with so many things, the devil is in the detail. The name is appalling, I'd have it deleted from everywhere and call it whatever I wanted. Dash in brushed aluminium, and the area behind the front wheels needs reworking, it looks very messy and unnecessary.

Other than that, it looks fab.

johnpeat

4,101 posts

145 months

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The headlights need to be a BIT bigger (so they don't look like they're squinting) and you have a thing of glory there.

Renders tho - the real thing may not be as pretty as it doesn't look, to me, like they've working out the actual MAKING of it, just rendered the sketches??

P9UNK

120 posts

38 months

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Blown2CV said:
bobbylondonuk said:
Why isnt Jag making something like this? Absolutely stunning!
because they have been seriously burned by accusations of being too retro for too long e.g. old XJ, and doing it quite badly e.g. S-type. I think they want to decidedly 'move forward'.
I thought the same, that Jag had really missed a trick that they had not come up with something like this during the last twenty years, then soon realised that they would be slated if they had. Had the X-type and S-type not been made many many people would have looked at the concepts and thought why on earth didn't they make them... of course they did and everyone was underwhelmed. I notice the XJS gets slated in some parts too as a huge disappointment when it came out....not according to a certain gentleman's magazine that I was reading a review in from 1976, it was the E type that was seen as old fashioned....

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threespires

1,280 posts

91 months

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hairykrishna said:
The pics all look like renders so I presume they haven't built a real one yet. Pretty, but 400 grand? Really?

I always think it's a bit of a cheeky business model. "Yes sir, hand over your substantial deposit and we'll get right on with buying all the bits we need and hiring some chaps to actually build you one"
Didn't a company in Blackpool once use this formula to finance new models ?

urquattro

684 posts

66 months

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I will upset quite a few with this post, also declare an interest as long term jaguar owner of various cars.
Clearly the designers do not have sufficient imagination to create their own design format but need to crib a 50 year old design.
The name crib is an insult to the late m.d. of Jaguar Cars (pre Ford/Tata etc)
The front and rear aspects of car are not in balance and the slots in wings (cooling or fashion) do nothing to enhance the car design.
The interior design elements are part copied from the series 1 3.8, ie aluminium which reflects the sun very badly.
Dont like faked wire wheels, either do the job properly or get into the wheel specialists for advice.
Price is ludicrous, and I doubt it will ever be made, however that maybe wrong and some lottery winners or russians etc may have to have one.
Just my opinion, I am old and have owned and driven lots of fine cars, but thankfully this would never be one of them.
Retires to bed with horlicks now, wearing crash helmet and flameproof suit.tongue out

Dangermouse78

119 posts

53 months

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With all that money... I'd want a proper manual transmission tbh.. perhaps thats just me but if you're gonna do a retro tribute to a motoring icon, it cant have flappy paddles

Twin Turbo

5,540 posts

146 months

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That's pretty much purrfection (see what I did there?) on 4 wheels.

Beautiful. Now build it, please cool

Streetrod

5,168 posts

86 months

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This harks back to the good old days when you used to be able to buy a chassis from your favourite company (Ferrari, Maserati, Jag etc) then get a coach builder to build you a custom body. Even back in the 40's, 50's and 60's this was an expensive undertaking that only a few could afford. So if the engineering is right and they are talking about a handmade Ali body then I think the pricing is about right.

I think I would be happy to put down a deposit if I had the money and an example was available to see and drive.

Here is another example of a car done on a similar theme built recently by one of my favourite Hotrodder’s Steve Moal for a well healed customer. Based around a mid 60's Ferrari V12 attached to a modern six speed box and custom running gear, I think it is stunning:













tommy vercetti

6,263 posts

43 months

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Streetrod said:
This harks back to the good old days when you used to be able to buy a chassis from your favourite company (Ferrari, Maserati, Jag etc) then get a coach builder to build you a custom body. Even back in the 40's, 50's and 60's this was an expensive undertaking that only a few could afford. So if the engineering is right and they are talking about a handmade Ali body then I think the pricing is about right.

I think I would be happy to put down a deposit if I had the money and an example was available to see and drive.

Here is another example of a car done on a similar theme built recently by one of my favourite Hotrodder’s Steve Moal for a well healed customer. Based around a mid 60's Ferrari V12 attached to a modern six speed box and custom running gear, I think it is stunning:












Wow, that looks so stunning, would have this over the lyonheart anyday.

madbadger

9,836 posts

124 months

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Looks ace. Definitely has issues though.

Skylinecrazy

13,007 posts

74 months

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Probably one of the most gorgeous cars ever made? I bet they manage to shift all 50 quite easily.


peter450

1,398 posts

113 months

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It's a shame Jaguar's not making it

Edmundo2

503 posts

90 months

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If I were lucky enough to be buying a tweaked e type then I know where my money would go! This ones sold and god knows for how much but I'm sure £400k would buy a very nice racer.

http://www.fiskens.com/pages/showroom/model.aspx?p...






RedWater

480 posts

46 months

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Wow, that's bloody gorgeous.

I WISH

801 posts

80 months

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So very nearly there. Could have been a VERY lovely thing.

Agree with others though that:

Side vents awful and unnecessary
One too many logos and badges on the nose/grill
Headlamps just not sympathetic to the rest of the design ... too sharped edged ... need to be more rounded
The name is just so ... well .... kitsch ..... needs to be something better and more straightforward

Absolutely nothing wrong with the wheels ...... remind me of Borrani wires ..... bloody gorgeous!

Still wouldn't say no as it is though!

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DrRazzle

91 posts

73 months

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tommy vercetti said:
Wow, that looks so stunning, would have this over the lyonheart anyday.
That is unbelievably good looking. The Zoolander of cars.

kainedog

127 posts

54 months

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i remember this from last year and thought it was the best looking car id ever seen, never seen so many positive comments before about a car on here before either!!!!

Gompo

2,986 posts

138 months

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StreetRod's car reminded me a bit of those Huet Brother's Coupes:



..Apologies for O/T.
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