Eagle E-type Low Drag Coupe first drive review

Eagle E-type Low Drag Coupe first drive review

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

A classic car developed with the benefit of hindsight. That’s perhaps the best way to describe how Eagle re-invents the Jaguar E-type for the modern era.But its latest creation, is something else again, a car so special even in the rarefied world of Eagle E-types, that to date just one has been built. To build another would take 18 months, 6000 man hours and £650,000.So an E-type Low Drag Coupé? When the E-type was launched in 1961 its shape was ineffably beautiful but not exactly shaped for racing. But it was so popular Jaguar didn’t need racing to publicise it.That didn’t stop Jaguar aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer penning a track-friendly shape designed as much to reduce lift as lower drag, and it didn’t stop privateers racing lightweight E-types equipped with ‘Low Drag Coupé’ bodywork.

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