U.S. tuner resurrecting the Jaguar E-Type Low-Drag Coupe
Diez Concepts has unveiled a modern reinvention of the unique 1962 Jaguar E-Type Low-Drag Coupe at the ongoing 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The racecar received the ‘Low Drag’ moniker because the company optimized it for minimum weight and maximum aerodynamic performance. However, in the end the project faced serious issues having to do with insufficient downforce and lateral stability, so Jaguar scuttled it.
Diez Concepts has decided to revive the project and try its best to make the car drivable. The coupe stays true to the original car’s body design, but sports a different interior and engine (specs unknown). No further details are available at this moment.
Jaguar has also been known to revive old vehicles. For instance, once it released 10 new E-Type sports cars designed based on surviving blueprints. Prices began at £285,000 (~343,500 USD).
Editor Andrew Raspopov