Start-up British sports car company David Brown Automotive will base its first model on the Jaguar XKR.
The as-yet unnamed new model will use the XKR's 5.0-litre supercharged engine, chassis and associated running gear.
David Brown Automotive will work with Coventry-based Envisage Group, which has recently helped create the Jaguar E-type-inspired Lyonheart sports car, to give the XKR a completely new retro-styled body made from hand-crafted aluminium panels and a new interior.
The firm has released two closely cropped pictures showing details of its new model, revealing the retro-shapes of the car's grille, front and rear headlights, and back end. The full reveal is planned for the Top Marques motor show in Monaco in April, where order books will also open.
Specs and performance of the new model match the XKR, meaning 503bhp for the V8 engine, a 0-62mph time of 4.8sec and a top speed limited to 155mph. Drive is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox.