Jensen Interceptor Gets A Viper Motor

It would take a strange person to suggest that the old Jensen Interceptor, with its 6.3-litre or 7.2-litre V8 was under-engined, but it seems that there are people out there who disagree...

One of these people is Brook Anderson, Who has got in touch with us to let us know about his Interceptor - into which he is fitting an 8.3-litre V10 from a Dodge Viper.

As you can see from the pics, Brook's car is still very much an 'ongoing project', but the finished article should be pretty - how shall we put this? - interesting.

Brook's car has been stripped down to its shell by the chaps at Valley Gas Speed Shop, and has an entirely new suspension and brake set-up to help manage the 8.3 V10 and four-speed auto.

We'll update you with more info on the 'Viperceptor' as Brook and Valley Gas progress with the job, but for now, you'll just have to enjoy the pics of a truly fascinating 'work in progress'.

Oh, and if you're wondering about the wide arches, they're inspired by this sketch (right) by Keith Anderson of the Jensen Owners Club - a vision of how a 21st-century Jensen could have looked...


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  • Major Fallout 15 Nov 2010

    I like it!

    But the wheels are shocking, put the originals back on.

  • nsmith1180 15 Nov 2010

    Major Fallout said:
    I like it!

    But the wheels are shocking, put the originals back on.
    Took Words and Mouth Mr Fallout.

  • LongLiveTazio 15 Nov 2010

    Presumably they'll destroy one of the nicest designs ever penned after ruining the wheels.

  • Ollieb7 15 Nov 2010

    Kinda like the wheels - so long as they spin whilst stationary!

  • Toffer 15 Nov 2010

    A wonderful concept, starting with one of my favourite cars and one of my favourite engines...but what's with the "Barry Boy" wheels? frown

    In cuisine terms, it similar to garnishing a lightly braised lark's wing with chile sauce! hehe

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