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The Jensen name looks set to return, with a new GT model and an Interceptor 2 planned for 2016
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25 February 2015

The Jensen name is set to return on an "officially sanctioned" model for the first time in 13 years.

The Jensen Group, a company spearheaded by former Aston Martin boss Tim Hearley, has produced a vehicle named the Jensen GT and is also working on a successor to the company's famous Interceptor model.

The GT has been revealed as a clay model so far, but the company has said it has been deliberately designed as a bridging model between the classic Jensens of the 1970s and the new model, which it intends to release in 2016.

The GT will be hand-built in small numbers, with the precise volume being dictated by demand. The pricing is not set in stone, because the company expects it to be affected by an individual customer's needs and desires, but is likely to be in the region of £350,000. These options are set to include variations on engine tuning and a choice of gearbox, but bespoke wishes will also be accommodated.

The first models are likely to be ready in early 2016, although a prototype version is currently under construction. Jensen says the GT will be a more performance-focused model than the old Interceptor, albeit with a "level of refinement above that of the average muscle car". It claims the retro element will be restricted to the styling, rather than the vehicle dynamics.

The second new model that will wear the Jensen name is the Interceptor 2 and is due for release in 2016. This will "take design cues from the classic Interceptor and will advance the concept of the original grand tourer, to provide a thoroughly modern and exciting vehicle", according to the company.

In the interim, the Jensen GT will be built under an agreement between the Jensen Group and Jensen International Automotive (JIA), a company that builds modified Interceptor R models.

The Jensen Group behind the project states that it is not related to a different revival of the Jensen name in 2011, and that it has established ownership of the Jensen and Interceptor brands in order to clear up any confusion over the future of the marque.

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Peter Cavellini 26 February 2015

Ho hum........

My only concern is that they don't turn out a Bristol look a like,modern mechanical's in what looks like an old design for me just don't work in the sense that making a 60's/70's car better by doing this,takes the whole idea of owning a classic.
TheSaintmobile 26 February 2015

It great to see the British Brand return

It great to see the British Brand coming back. I hope more model will follow. I remember Simon Dutton who play the saint in 1989 drove a Jensen. It will good if the new saint drive this instead of a 4 cyclinder Volvo.
Leslie Brook 26 February 2015

TheSaintmobile wrote:It great

TheSaintmobile wrote:

It great to see the British Brand coming back. I hope more model will follow. I remember Simon Dutton who play the saint in 1989 drove a Jensen. It will good if the new saint drive this instead of a 4 cyclinder Volvo.

I was about to correct you and point out that he drove a white XJS. But no, you were right, Ian Ogilvy drove the Jag. I never saw the Simon Dutton era Saint.

5wheels 25 February 2015

Nearly right

This coined phrase was a motor nut friend of mine when he was describing the Greeks !!! lol
The same can be used for this. I adored the interceptor - but that was then and this is now. Price is wrong and the engine is absolutely wrong so I think sadly it will fall once again on its ceptor !!