Third Eagle model is based on the Jaguar E-Type and will be made in strictly limited numbers, joining the Eagle Speedster GT and Low Drag GT
16 February 2016

Eagle has revealed the third member of its bespoke Jaguar E-Type-inspired family, the Spyder GT.

Joining the firm’s other replica models, the Speedster and the Low Drag GT, the first Spyder GT model will be delivered this summer, with more to follow. Eagle says it could build up to six Spyder GTs, with each model set to cost around £695,000 - the same as the Low Drag GT.

Like all Eagle cars, the Spyder GT starts life as an original Jaguar E-Type, which is then restored and modernised to create the Eagle car. Owners get a choice of engines, including the original 3.8-litre and 4.2-litre six-cylinder units which powered the original, but most opt for Eagle’s 4.7-litre six-cylinder conversion unit.

The 4.7-litre engine produces 345bhp at 4800rpm alongside 360lb ft of torque, and is connected to a five-speed gearbox.

Eagle says the new model “combines the style and dynamics of the celebrated Eagle Speedster with the high-performance touring capability of the Eagle Low Drag GT”.

Each Spyder GT will take around 6000 man hours to produce. Eagle describes the new car as combining “the poise and performance of the Low Drag GT and the exquisite styling of the Speedster". It adds: "The Spyder GT’s raked windscreen and folding roof offer the best of both worlds – whatever the weather.

“Each of the very few produced will have an entirely bespoke specification dependent of the specific desires of each client.”

Eagle design director Paul Brace said: “Development of the Spyder GT began soon after the launch of the Speedster in 2011 and, like everything we produce, we wanted to ensure that we got as close to perfection as humanly possible.

"We’re renowned for being perfectionists and our clients are too - so we took the time to develop and deliver an E-Type that stands proud alongside the Speedster and the Low Drag GT.”

Our Verdict

Eagle E-type GT Coupé

The Eagle E-type Low Drag Coupé is the ultimate incarnation of Jaguar's classic E-type

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17 February 2016

...but oh so desirable!

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