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Jensen Interceptor: The return of the icon

The British brand founded in 1934 Jensen Motors had its heyday between 1966 and 1976 with the commercialization of its Interceptor model. This powerful cutting sport, well before his Audi with quattro technology, has offered a declination cog distributed on all four wheels.

At this time in England, you can buy a replica of the famous Jensen Interceptor powered by a V8 6.2-liter 430 horsepower borrows from the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.

A Swiss investor

However, the Swiss company Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Ltd is preparing to revive the legendary high-performance cutting sports in collaboration with British manufacturer of CPP Global Holdings who will develop and build this sport coupe.

Recall that CCP Global Holdings belongs to Russian billionaire Vladimir Autonov which is a major investor behind the Spyker brand, in the last two years, was trying to save the Swedish brand Saab bankruptcy.

The Jensen Interceptor

The next version of the Jensen Interceptor has a frame and a body entirely made of aluminum in order to provide the most light as possible bolide.

True to its illustrious ancestor, the sport coupe has come under its long hood hiding an original Chrysler V8 engine. The current 6.4-liter V8 delivering 470 hp power and crew SRT8 versions of the Chrysler could readily serve as a basis for development of the engine that will power the next Jensen Interceptor. It would be assembled to the former Jaguar Browns Lane plant in Coventry situated.

In all likelihood, a very close conceptual model of Cup series has come would be unveiled in September 2012 at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris, and production could begin in 2014.

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