• Feb 23, 2011
Growler E 2011 Concept by Bo Zolland – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Jaguar E-Type turns 50 this year, and we continue to pine for its classic lines to this day. Bo Zolland, a car designer from Sweden, is clearly also a fan of the iconic E-Type shape. Unlike most of us, though, he has the tools and skill to generate a vision of what the E-Type might look like were it to come back to life in the 21st century.

Zolland calls his rendered Jaguar homage the Growler E 2011 Concept, and it clearly takes design cues from the original version. We also spy some 240Z and Chevrolet Corvette, though you could just as easily say those cars learned their lines from the E-Type.

Fittingly, the Growler would be built atop the guts of a Jaguar XKR, which would also donate its 5.0-liter V8 engine (tuned to produce 600 horsepower). Check out Bo Zolland's Growler E 2011 Concept in the gallery below. Sound off with your thoughts on his design in the comments.

[Source: Caradisiac.com]

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good, but taking on the E-type takes serious cojones, and you're most likely not going to live up to the original design. A car that beautiful deserves nothing shy of perfection if it's going to have a successor.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I need new pants after this.
      • 3 Years Ago
      F'in Beautiful.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Alternatively get the real thing....only better!


      My lottery win car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's absolutely beautiful, but those wheels are way too big.
      • 3 Years Ago
      what are you waiting for Jag. DO IT.
      • 3 Years Ago
      four eyes wearing head gear. They used to get teased in middle school.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does anyone else think the chrome extension on the front bumper looks like headgear?

      Overall I really like the design, but something about that first picture just screams a 15 year old with braces and headgear.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Took the words out of my mouth, so to speak.
        • 3 Years Ago
        "c'mon, ma, I've got my headgear on!" - Farmer Ted, Sixteen Candles.

        "Ted, that's a Rolls Royce!"
        "Ted, that's the PROM QUEEN!"

        "You want details?... buy the book!"
        It does kind of look like that, but that is the way the original e-type with chrome bumperettes looked.

        the competition E-types had no bumpers, and inboard driving lights in addition to the headlights, so maybe there is a precedent for this car to have 4 lights, and no bumperettes.

        But the driving lights were just beside the grille centerline, below the headlight level, so they might have to move a bit from where they are on this rendering.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My E Coupe was prettier, but Lucas wired,rust prone, & dashpot carbs. Wish I had it now, It would have a gm 2.4 6 spd auto,like my Terrain.
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice, except for the sides of the car. it's suppose to be an XKE, not a '58 Vette.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The scallops in the sides make the car avoid looking slab-sided.

        Plus, the Vette's scallops get larger toward the front, and these get larger toward the rear.

        The article text refers to seeing some Corvette and 240Z traits... which I think is ironic, because both the C3 Corvette and 240Z both came after the Jag E-type, and were influenced by it.

        The Toyota 2000GT and Nissan 240Z were developed to be japanese alternative copies of the E-type directly. The corvette also got much more e-type looking for C3, compared to C2. The high-line fuselage aesthetics of the C2, gave way to long, curving lines with a longer hood and shorter rear deck, and a low nose on the C3, much like the E-type was known for, and one of the most iconic examples of.

        TVR took some of that styling, too, and this rendering looks a lot like a TVR sporty intentions, built with Jaguar grace and refinement.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The E-Type's sides were rounded (convex, not concave). The concave forming DOES make it look - to my eye) like a 'Vette - the badging sends it that way too.

        So that sculpting of the sied has to go. Make it rounded as was the original, but take out the scalloping - 'Vette or not it is a technique all too common these days.

        The rear and front, though are awesome.

        With all the "retro" design of the last dozen years (Beetle, Thunderbird, Mercedes, Fiat...) you have to wonder why Jag themselves didn't redo the card that brought them to so much commercial glory.
        • 3 Years Ago
        not bad. not bad.

        wire wheels are great and look right, though size is too big for production.
        And I really dont see how anyone can think of dual headlamp clusters for an E-type. If he wants to merge it under one structure, ehh fine, but two distinct glass housings are all wrong.

        still good work.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Jag tried retro with the S-type and it was a turd.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I've had several old Z Cars and currently own a completely restored 1978 280Z. I've always been a big fan of the Toyota 200GT as well.

        I think this Jag is very nice, but I can't get into the side treatment. I feel it over styles the car. I don't care much for the double headlights either. I do feel they are much closer to being on the track than with any other Jag since the original XKE went out of production. I also hope that the car is small, and not a tank as other Jag sports cars have been since the XKE.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Even with the little scallops, this is very nice, very handsome.

        One of the bests concepts I've seen in a while.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I could do without the side air vents and I'd prefer to see the headlights integrated under a single cover, but overall I think this is really a beautiful thing. I've seen a lot of Zolland's work previously and have to say he's a tremendous talent.
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