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Jensen Interceptor revived


The retro sports car that was built in the 1960s has a new lease of life thanks to British automotive specialists

CPP, a coachbuilder and owner of Spyker sports cars, has won the contract to engineer, develop and build the new Interceptor from the brand's Swiss owners, Healey Sports Cars.

The two-door Jensen Interceptor was a British V8-engined coupe built between 1966 and 1976, and these official pictures show how a modern interpretation of the GT will look when it gets its public unveiling in late 2012, before going on sale in 2014.

Based on an all-new aluminium platform with aluminium bodywork, the new model will be extremely light. It will feature many of the original's design cues, including the wraparound rear screen, vents behind the front wheel, four-seat layout and quad headlights.

There's no word on the engine or gearbox yet, but as the original used an American V8, a powerplant borrowed from the current Corvette is rumoured.






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