Back in the 1960s the Jaguar E-type used to be one of the most amazing cars, sporting both elegance and high performance (compared to other vehicles of the same period). Now it’s brought back to life and taken into 2012 with the Lyonheart K, a marvelous state of the art supercar with design cues inspired from the beautiful Jaguar E-Type.
The retro elegance is present thanks to Bo Zolland and Robert Palm, two guys that know how to draw. Featuring a carbon fiber body and an aluminum chassis, it’s easily situated in the lightweight cars category. The huge elegant 20-inch wheels, LED taillights and the stylish clamshell hood make it quite an eye-catcher.
Furthermore, the interior boasts premium leather upholstery, brushed aluminum accents and wood trim, plus an automatically-concealed infotainment system if not in use.
In terms of performance, it’s on our like. Equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 power-plant that delivers 542 HP / 405 kW and 608 Nm / 502 lb-ft of torque, it accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds from a standstill. Weighing just 1575 kg (3,472 lb), the Lyonheart K reaches a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), electronically limited. All that power is provided to the wheels by an automatic six-speed transmission.
Fans of such a car can start ordering their piece, the price starting at 495,000€ / $654,785 / £418,100. For such an amount of money, this is quite a car. Exquisiteness is due to remain by your side if you own one of these.