History lesson, folks. Those of you familiar with the classic Jensen Interceptor from the 1960s and 1970s can completely skip this introductory paragraph. For the rest of you, the Interceptor was a two-door GT Coupe (or convertible or hatchback) built by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976 in the UK. Powered by a Chrysler V8 ranging from 383 to 440 cubic inches (some even equipped with the famous Six Pack trio of two-barrel carburetors, and a handful of FF models included all-wheel drive), the Interceptor married a muscular drivetrain with bespoke, hand-built coachwork.

Suffice it to say, like many British enthusiasts, we have a very soft spot in our hearts for the original Jensen Interceptor, so when we heard that CPP, the company that already bought Bowler and is trying to acquire Spyker's sports car arm and Zagato, was working on a revival, our interest was piqued. The company is being contracted by Healey Sports Cars of Switzerland (another classic British marque), which apparently holds the rights to the Jensen name.

CPP says the car will be developed in Coventry and built at a new production facility on Browns Lane starting in 2014. There's no word on what will power the revived Jensen, but anything short of Chryser's 392 Hemi that powers the latest SRT8 models would be a bit of a disappointment. CPP promises to show the car off by late 2012, which is still a far way off, so here's hoping everything moves forward smoothly. Check out the rather fetching official renderings in our gallery and the press release after the break.


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      Shogmaster
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeesh... Concept illustration done in Adobe Illustrator doesn't exactly fill me with lots of confidence....
      undeadMonkey93
      • 3 Years Ago
      Even more good news for the Midlands, right after Jag opens an engines factory in Wolverhampton too :). Hope this goes better than the last Jensen revival though ( http://tgr.ph/qLhLAe ).
      aatbloke1967
      • 3 Years Ago
      There have been a number of Jensen revivals over the past twenty-odd years ... I hope this one works.
      Orin O'Neill
      • 3 Years Ago
      Obviously, something might get lost in the transition from Illustrator to sheet metal. But this is a good one--it hints at the original without being a silly caricature. Or looking like a gigantic Hot Wheels car. Good job.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yay!American muscle in a sexy European package!
      Drakkon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh that is painfully cool. The front is so eager it's leaning forward to get down the road and the car is so fast, it's leaving the back of the car behind! It looks like a car stretching to go faster in cartoon. Love it.
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      itsmeRay
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love this illustration!
      Glynn Hadskey
      • 3 Years Ago
      The revivals ideas that have come before all used Chevy LS small blocks. Mopar power is the way to go with this.
      Marc Underwood
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have never hear of this car until Top Gear did a 'remake' of their introduction using Interceptors and 70's detective show theme. Nice car.
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fantastic! Make it happen, I would love to see a production car!
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