The Jensen GT, which will debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show, will serve as a prelude to an all new vehicle due in 2016.
With retro styling penned by Jonathan Gould, the new Jensen GT is said to based on the SV8 and will use a mix of new and old components, as well as parts from other manufacturers, the most obvious of which are the Jaguar F-Type’s tail-lights.
The GT is said to be a “bridge” model between the last of the original Jensen Interceptors, made in 1976, and an all-new version, which is scheduled in for a 2016 debut.
Under the bonnet will be a GM sourced 6.4-litre supercharged direct injection V8 with cylinder deactivation. For the Jensen GT, the V8 is said to deliver 496kW of power and 854Nm of torque to the rear wheels via either a six-speed manual or a six-speed semi-automatic transmission.
The GT will feature a steel-backbone space frame, to which exterior panels made from composites and aluminium are bonded; the car’s doors will be fashioned from steel. Overall weight is estimated to be 1530kg, so performance should be more than sufficient.
Fully independent double wishbone suspension will be tied to 19-inch alloy wheels all around. Stopping power will be provided by 350mm discs up front and 300mm units at the rear.
Pricing has yet to be announced, but the GT will be “hand built in limited numbers”.