• Mar 6, 2011
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Swedish design firm Visualtech has confirmed it will build a very limited run of production cars based on its Growler E, a reimagining of the Jaguar E-Type. According to the company, plans are to have the first Growler ready for delivery in the summer of 2012.

Speaking of plans, the current goal is to produce three or four of the cars to be finished simultaneously. If there's overwhelming demand, Visualtech may decided to build a very short series run of the cars, with help from Steyr or Finnish firm Valmet.

The car is to be powered by a Jaguar XKR-sourced 5.0-liter supercharged V8. With a few choice tweaks, the Growler should close in on the 600-horsepower mark. Visualtech hopes that will lead to a 0-60 run under 4 seconds.

The Growler will have a composite body glued to a carbon fiber structure, with front and rear tube frames holding the running gear. Should you have the wherewithal to order a Growler, expect to pay nearly $700,000 if they make a series run, and closer to $1.4 million if they only make a few.



[Source: Top Gear]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Out of curiosity, since the lines of this car are so iconic, could Jaguar sue for infringement? Hopefully they wouldn't, but would they have any legal standing if they did?
      • 3 Years Ago
      everyone wants to have a 700K car....
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'd be okay with a loaded Sonata or a Taurus. =(
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is not an E-type. It may have the look, but not the spirit. E-type was originally made for the working class.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Thats what i was thinking about as well. Jaguar was then what Lexus and Cadillac is today; Not middle class, but not exactly high rollin' either.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Upper-middle class, maybe.

        Jags of any kind were not blue-collar affordable cars, but not hyper-car cost levels like this is evidently going to be, either.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gorgeous! That's the way to do retro! Bond, James Bond.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I noticed it's left-hand drive, which should be down right blasphemous to the British.

      But man, it's a sweet lookin' car!
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a wonderful looking Jag, but what makes it $700,000 - $1.2M? I don't get it! I think it would be more profitable if around $300,000.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Glad to see a nice concept actually entering production.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Growler? Do they know that in the US "taking a growler" means to defecate?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gee, I'll take a loaded Aventador at 1/2 to 1/3rd the price....thanks! Hell you can buy an Aventador and a classic E type while your at it and still not break the bank compared to this thing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Beautiful!!! Now that's how you do retro!
      • 3 Years Ago
      That green looks beautiful!
      Let's hope it looks that good in the actual sheet metal, or should I say, "composite".
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does it kind of look like a corvette ?
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