Jensen Interceptor to return in 2012

Fans of the Jensen Interceptor, also known as one of the first all-wheel drive cars ever produced, will be excited to hear there's an all-new Interceptor on the way. Designs have been proposed by Healey Sports Cars Switzerland (HSCS) to UK manufacturer CPP Global Holdins. A concept version is set to make an appearance in 2012.
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Healey Sports Cars Switzerland (HSCS) recently pitched plans to build a new Jensen Interceptor to UK company, CPP Global Holdings. The new version will be built to honour the original Interceptor which was produced between 1966 and 1976. It featured revolutionary technology for the era, including ABS brakes, traction control and all-wheel drive.

Official details of the new Jensen Interceptor are yet to be finalised, but HSCS says the new version will be a "thoroughly modern interpretation of the four-seat grand tourer". Brendan O'Toole, founder and co-owner of CPP, said:

"I started my career by restoring bodies and components for classic British sports cars, so for CPP to take the lead role in reviving this iconic brand is very exciting for the business, and for me personally."The Jensen design team has respected and honoured the great heritage and attributes of the original Interceptor, while injecting a contemporary edge and advanced technologies that will ensure it appeals to the passionate, discerning motoring enthusiast of today."This work is at an advanced stage, and married to CPP's expert coachbuilding, craftsmanship and engineering skills, the new Interceptor will be an exceptional example of British automotive excellence."

It's unknown if the new Jensen will feature an all-wheel drive V8 powertrain like the original, but judging by these first concept sketches, the new model's design will hark back to the classic. It features a long bonnet profile and a wrap-around bubble rear window which extends down right near the rear tip of the car, just like the classic.

What do you think of the design? Perhaps you're an avid Jensen Interceptor fan - do you think a new model would be great?