Eagle's third model is based on the Jaguar E-Type and will be made in strictly limited numbers; it costs £834,000 in Britain
Darren Moss
26 January 2017

The first Eagle Spyder GT customer car has been delivered to its owner around 250 days after production of the hand-built model began.

The Spyder GT joins the Speedster and Low Drag GT to become the Eagle's third Jaguar E-Type replica model. A run of up to six Spyder GTs is planned, with the second order already in and production soon to start.

Each open-top model costs £834,000 in Britain (or £695,000 excluding taxes) - which is about 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, like the buyer of the first GT, opt for Eagle’s 4.7-litre six-cylinder conversion unit.

The alumnium block 4.7-litre engine produces 330bhp at 4800rpm alongside 340lb ft of torque from 3600rpm, and is connected to a five-speed alumnium gearbox. The car weights 1029kg, so power-to-weight is 321bhp/ton - about the same as a Porsche 911 GT30-60mph takes less than 5sec and top speed is over 170mph.

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”.

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.”

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17 February 2016
...but oh so desirable!

26 January 2017
At that price you'd have a humdinger

28 January 2017
Not worth a quarter of that in my opinion,does it do over 200mph?,0 to 60mph in 2.5secs?,is it hybrid?,no,none of the above,even if i'd won a triple rollover i would blanche at being told it cost this much,but, i guess there are still people out there in Brexit land with plenty dosh to spend who will buy one.It is just the stupid price has no baring on what the Car can do,there are Cars a tent of the price with more heritage than this resto modded Car.

Peter Cavellini.

26 January 2017
That aluminium console around the gear lever looks godawful.
poon

26 January 2017
very nice indeed! Wish I had the dosh to purchase all 3 versions. They're still amongst the most beautiful cars ever made. That bespoke all-alloy 4.7 litre engine is gorgeous too!

Cyborg

26 January 2017
very nice indeed! Wish I had the dosh to purchase all 3 versions. They're still amongst the most beautiful cars ever made. That bespoke all-alloy 4.7 litre engine is gorgeous too!

Cyborg

26 January 2017
It is refreshing that such companies exist.

26 January 2017
Probably the only car that can make a Porsche by Singer seem like a bargain

GeToD

 

26 January 2017
This has to be the most beautiful motor car ever made. Everything that made the E-type just fall ever so slightly short (wheels lost in the bodywork, too vertical screen, too high ride height etc...) has been fixed to complete perfection.

It's utterly incredible. If I was a kit car maker I would copy this tomorrow. Imagine the market at £30k for a kit that looked almost like this! I would sign up in a heartbeat. Would anyone else be interested?

26 January 2017
Joyously analogue in this shitty digital world.

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