New Jensen Interceptor unveiled
* Will be built in Coventry * Four-seat grand tourer' * Customer deliveries in 2014...
These are the first images of the all-new Jensen Interceptor.
Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Ltd (HSCS), which owns the Jensen brand, has revealed that the car will be built by CPP Global Holdings, an automotive manufacturer based in Coventry that builds prototype and low-volume models, including Spyker sports cars.
The Interceptor will be built at a new facility in Browns Lane, Coventry. It will be based on an all-new aluminium chassis and have a hand-crafted aluminium body.
The original Jensen Interceptor was built between 1966 and 1976. The new model shares some styling cues, including a long front end and wraparound rear screen. CPP says it will have the same 'four-seat grand-tourer layout'. Technical details and dimensions are yet to be announced.
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The final production model will be unveiled in late 2012 and customer deliveries are due to start in 2014. A price hasn't been announced, but its likely to be high, because of the cars exclusive nature and hand-built production.
Brendan OToole, found and co-owner of CPP, said: 'I started my career restoring bodywork and components for classic British sports cars, so for CPP to take the lead role in reviving this iconic brand is very exciting for both the business and me personally.'