The Jaguar E-Type is one of the icons of automotive design, and British company Eagle has made a business out of restoring, upgrading and building their bespoke versions for the last 30 years. It does for the E-Type what Singer does for the Porsche 911 – takes an already great classic car and updates its mechanicals for the modern age.

The firm's latest creation, the Low Drag GT, might be its greatest ever, at least according to editor Henry Catchpole in Evo magazine's latest video. The car takes its inspiration from a trio of low-drag E-Type coupes built in the 1960s, but thoroughly modernizes the concept. The engine is based on Jag's inline-six, but made from aluminum and bored out to 4.7 liters to produce 346 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. Catchpole says it's enough to propel it to 60 miles per hour in about 4.5 seconds. The body, transmission and differential are all also made from aluminum to cut the weight to 2,288 pounds, and modern upgrades include Ohlins dampers, AP Racing brakes and even extras like concealed GPS navigation and an Alcantara headliner. There's more head- and legroom than the originals, too.

Each car is built bespoke for each buyer, so prices vary, but Catchpole says the one he is in would run about half the cost of a LaFerrari – around $700,000.

Scroll down to watch the Low Drag GT be put through its paces and below is Eagle's press release about its latest creation.
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The Eagle Low Drag GT - the ultimate Grand Tourer?
"The most impressive car I've ever driven" - Chris Knapman, The Daily Telegraph
"To behold this car is to behold automotive nirvana" - Chris Evans, Mail on Sunday
"The E-type they'd have made at the time if only they'd known how" - Andrew Frankel - Autocar

At Eagle, we've spent the last twenty five years working exclusively on 'the most beautiful car in the world' as Enzo Ferrari described the Jaguar E-Type.

Our passion has led us to develop a range of upgrades and improvements that make the beautiful original more forgiving to use in the modern world.

This approach has culminated in the development of the Eagle Speedster, which has won plaudits around the world.

Famously described by Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear as 'the most beautiful thing in the world', the Speedster offers lightness, performance and stunning looks that redefine what an E-Type can be.

Now we're delighted to present the Low Drag GT - a grand tourer in the true sense of the word.

Benefiting from the technical, practical and aesthetic improvements of the Speedster, the Low Drag GT has the long legs and high performance to take you wherever you wish - in some considerable style.

A testament to the beauty of the original Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe, we have added practical improvements including a more spacious cockpit, recirculating air-conditioning, a long-range fuel cell and of course our legendary attention to detail throughout.

The creators of the ultimate E-Type can now offer you the ultimate Grand Tourer -
bespoke, exclusive and utterly thrilling to drive.

+44 (0)1825 830966

The Low Drag GT Specification

Streamlined aluminium body
Extended legroom
Increased headroom
Flush fitting heated screens
Magnesium 16" peg drive wheels
Wider wheel track
Three-eared wheel spinners
Long range fuel cell
Increased luggage space

GT1 Bespoke Specification

4.7 litre all-aluminium engine
Sequential fuel injection
Aluminium 5 speed gearbox
Aluminium differential
Speed sensitive electric power steering
Re-circulating air conditioning
Sport suspension geometry
Ohlins adjustable dampers
AP Racing brakes
Mercury paint finish
Satin chrome bright work
Full leather trim
Alcantara headlining
Concealed GPS navigation

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