Lightweight E-Type to debut at Goodwood Revival

Jaguar’s reproduction of the Lightweight E-Type racer is due to make its European debut at the Goodwood Revival next weekend.

The Lightweight E-Type’s latest appearance follows its global unveiling at Pebble Beach car show in California. At the Goodwood Revival, it will be on display alongside the new F-Type Project 7 and more than 20 examples of the legendary D-Type.

Six new productions

The six new reproductions  are based on the original run of Lightweight E-Types, the last of which rolled off the production line in 1964.

Originally intended as the successor to the D-Type, 18 examples of the Lightweight E-Type were planned to be built, but only a dozen made it into production.

Of those 12, two had since been converted and another two have been written off since. The originals are therefore becoming increasingly sought after, so much so that they’ve been named Britain’s most desirable cars.

Both the Lightweight E-Type and D-Type inspired Project 7 model are being built by Jaguar Land Rover’s new bespoke Special Operations Division, based near Coventry.

The F-Type Project 7 is the most powerful production Jaguar model ever produced, with a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that generate an incredible 567bhp and 680Nm of torque.

Coupled with a special lightweight aluminium monocoque, the Project 7 model can do the 0-60mph sprint in just 3.8 seconds.

Prospective buyers will be mostly out of luck, however. The Project 7 has been restricted to just 250 units worldwide, with the 65 allocated for the UK market already snapped up.

According to Jaguar sources, there are also over a hundred buyers currently on the British waiting list, each hoping for a second chance at taking home the £135,000 special edition model.

Goodwood Revival Weekend

The F-Type Project 7’s inspiration, the legendary D-Type, will also be featuring heavily at the Goodwood Revival weekend.

To commemorate its 60th anniversary, the Lavant Cup race will be dedicated specially to the model, with more than 20 examples battling it out around the Goodwood circuit.

Alongside all of that, an additional 25 Jaguars will be competing over the weekend, with historic C-Types and E-Types racing alongside Mark I and Mark VII models.

Further increasing Jaguar’s presence at the event will be a team of Jaguar support cars, along with an extensive display of classic models parked up at the Revival Car Show.

The Goodwood Revival weekend is due to take place from 12th to 14th September at the Goodwood circuit in West Sussex.