AUTO – AN ICON UNLEASHED
Renowned restorer of the definitive classic sports car E-Type UK has introduced a new brand dedicated to reimagining the E-type, Unleashed. The brand’s first creation is an E-type Series 3, refined and upgraded to create the ultimate incarnation of Jaguar’s V12-powered icon.
The Unleashed offering embodies a completely restored, re-engineered and reimagined example with enhancements to the car’s drivetrain, body and interior.
At its heart is an enhanced V12 engine, re-engineered by E-Type UK’s team, so that each of the 12 cylinders has been re-bored to increase the engine’s capacity by 800cc, taking it from 5.3 litres to 6.1 litres, with a new 12-branch ceramic-coated stainless-steel sports exhaust.
The exterior has been subtly finessed to create a sleeker profile while retaining the unmistakable outline of the original Series 3 E-Type, with the front section led by a custom- made wrap-around chrome bumper. The prominent bonnet design of the Series 3 E-type remains and is complemented by extended louvres to allow for improved engine cooling, while LED optical headlamps provide a unique visual signature and also boost visibility inside and outside the car.
Hand-stitched leather seats ensure comfort no matter the journey, and each is fitted with heating elements for cold winter drives. Additional driver conveniences include remote central locking, engine start button, electric windows, Bluetooth connectivity, surround-sound speakers, heated front windscreen and air-conditioning system.
Each Unleashed example is handcrafted over 4,000 hours, with prices from £325,000 plus the cost of a suitable Series 3 E-type donor car. etypeuk.com