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Jaguar "new E-type"

Some of you have probably been waiting for a long time for a proper E-type replacement from Jaguar and we now know that it is only 18 months away from an official unveiling. According to company insiders, the car will feature an all-aluminum body and it will be available in coupe and cabrio versions, most of them being powered by a V6 gasoline engine. A more powerful V8 engine will be launched later on.

Jaguar "new E-type"

Originally, the car was designed as a roadster that could rival with the Porsche Boxster, but the production version will certainly be longer and wider than the German model. This next gen E-type will feature the same aluminum architecture that Jaguar has used on the new XK and both of them are going to be manufactured at the company’s plant in Castle Bromwich, located near Birmingham, UK.

Jaguar "new E-type"

Creating two entirely different cars that are based on the same architecture was a difficult task for the automaker’s engineers, but according to insiders, the new E-type is going to have just about the same dimensions as the current XK, although it will be 250 mm shorter, measuring 4.55 m long.

Jaguar believes that there is going to be an important demand coming from the American market where the E-type was known as the XKE. This demand will be powerful especially among female customers.

The new E-type could make its first official appearance in January 2013 at the Detroit Motor Show, about 50 years after the launch of the legendary “Lightweight E-type” that participated at the Sebring 12 Hours as well as at the Le Mans in 1963.

Source: Autocar.co.uk

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