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RE: Meet the Lyonheart K, a 21st-century E-Type

RE: Meet the Lyonheart K, a 21st-century E-Type

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bobbylondonuk

2,055 posts

115 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Why isnt Jag making something like this? Absolutely stunning!

Blown2CV

18,251 posts

128 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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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'.

xr287

865 posts

105 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Really like that

khushy

3,493 posts

144 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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a cross between an E Type & and a Datsun Z Car - I love that!

smash

2,032 posts

153 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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And those (gorgeous btw) wire wheels are going to cope with 550hp and 500lb ft of torque are they?
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Garlick

40,601 posts

165 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Riggers said:
That's a lot of money for having to explain those alloys to everyone you meet...
No need to explain those beauties mate. Proper wire wheelage.

Mr Gear

9,416 posts

115 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Riggers said:
gizard said:
Err what's wrong with the 'alloys' wire wheels rather suit it don't they or is it just me? I rather like it.
They just seem a bit much to me, is all. Different strokes, of course... smile
What it needs are some TSW Venoms, or maybe some Ronal Teddies.

soxboy

2,487 posts

144 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Interesting how they've managed to integrate some current design cues into a retro design, such as the rear window design and the chrome 'Jaguar' strip above the rear number plate.

The only bit that doesn't work for me is the design behind the front wheels, both in the shutline of the bonnet and the OTT vents. Something more like the E-type, or indeed the XK or the Range Rover would be better. Or perhaps 'active flaps'? (fnarr fnarr)

Blackgator

8 posts

114 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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So, by "English", do they mean "vamped-up retro left-hook penis substitute"? Should suit the clarkson oaf very well then.

Frimley111R

8,227 posts

159 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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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'.
Exactly, this would just make them look even more 'old school'. They'd need a thoroughly modern image before doing this kind of thing. Merc have done it because they have that modern image.

Jayfish

5,557 posts

128 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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That's just knocked the 8C off my lotto list, what a corking looking thing!

V8 FOU

2,354 posts

72 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Just..... beautifull.
Must be the only restyle / recreation that actually looks good. All the stunning looks of an E Type ++ and modern mechanicals.
In this day and age an E Type isn't much fun - not at the present prices. And before anyone says anything, I HAVE driven one recently (the E type!). I'd pay good money to drive this.....

Beefmeister

14,227 posts

155 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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I feel as though I should hate it for being a pastiche, too overtly retro etc etc

But that is utterly gorgeous. So glad they ditched the quad lights, that really didn't work.

I'll take one in BRG with the wire wheels and a tan interior - just remove the silly name off the back please...

Lordbenny

6,960 posts

144 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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'Alloys' ! Who the fucensoredck rights this shcensoredit

Haymarket need to employ a few people who actually know something a bout cars! rolleyes

Mr E

17,771 posts

184 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Oh good lord. I need to earn more money.

MPoxon

5,084 posts

98 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Want!

Krikkit

11,341 posts

106 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Beefmeister said:
I'll take one in BRG with the wire wheels and a tan interior - just remove the silly name off the back please...
Mmm... I'll have one in Gunmetal with tan interior and a splash of brushed Alu instead of the wood. Maybe a CF-rimmed Moto-lita-style wheel too for that extra modern touch.

swanny71

1,666 posts

134 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Christ on a bike, that is just stunning.

Riggers

1,851 posts

103 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Lordbenny said:
'Alloys' ! Who the fucensoredck writes this shcensoredit

Haymarket need to employ a few people who actually know something about cars! rolleyes
Edited to fit the English language. rolleyes

A fair point, however, if somewhat grumpily expressed smile. Copy adjusted accordingly. And in my defence , you can actually specify 20-inch alloys as an option...



Chilliman

7,963 posts

86 months

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
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Well I still don't like it