Video: Jaguar-based Eagle E-Type Low Drag GT makes its bid for most beautiful car ever with EVO

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Eagle Low Drag GT

The Jaguar E-Type is one of the icons of automotive design, and British company Eagle has made a business out of restoring, upgrading and building their bespoke versions for the last 30 years. It does for the E-Type what Singer does for the Porsche 911 – takes an already great classic car and updates its mechanicals for the modern age.

The firm’s latest creation, the Low Drag GT, might be its greatest ever, at least according to editor Henry Catchpole in Evo magazine’s latest video. The car takes its inspiration from a trio of low-drag E-Type coupes built in the 1960s, but thoroughly modernizes the concept. The engine is based on Jag’s inline-six, but made from aluminum and bored out to 4.7 liters to produce 346 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. Catchpole says it’s enough to propel it to 60 miles per hour in about 4.5 seconds. The body, transmission and differential are all also made from aluminum to cut the weight to 2,288 pounds, and modern upgrades include Ohlins dampers, AP Racing brakes and even extras like concealed GPS navigation and an Alcantara headliner. There’s more head- and legroom than the originals, too.

Each car is built bespoke for each buyer, so prices vary, but Catchpole says the one he is in would run about half the cost of a LaFerrari – around $700,000.

Scroll down to watch the Low Drag GT be put through its paces and below is Eagle’s press release about its latest creation.

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