News : Revived Jensen to be built at Browns Lane
Jensen’s Interceptor has been the subject of many ‘modernisations’ – first with the Series IV project in the late 1980s and latterly with the Jensen Interceptor S and Interceptor R of Jensen International Automotive Limited. Now the owners of the Jensen brand, Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Limited, have appointed CPP Global Holdings Limited to create a new Interceptor for the 21st Century.
CPP will be continuing the development of this car, said already to be at an advanced stage, at their new production facility built upon the former Jaguar site at Browns Lane, Coventry. The car will be a four seat GT, with an all new aluminium chassis and a coachbuilt aluminium body.
‘The Jensen design team has respected and honoured the great heritage and attributes of the original Interceptor, while injecting a contemporary edge and advanced technologies that will ensure it appeals to the passionate, discerning motoring enthusiast of today.’ stated Brendan O’Toole, the founder and CEO of CPP Global Holdings. The company has also recently acquired Bowler Off Road Limted and is still negotiating to buy the Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker from the troubled Saab Automobile AB’s owner, Swedish Automobile N.V.
Liam Cardiff, Director of Healey Sports Cars Switzerland, expressed enthusiasm when asked about the partnership with CPP. ‘CPP is the perfect partner to revive the iconic Jensen Interceptor. With the Jensen design team integrated into an organisation with much greater resources and broader expertise, our dream of seeing the Jensen and Interceptor badges once again adorning the bonnets of beautiful, modern, British-built GT cars has come closer to reality.’
Digital renderings of the new car have been released, and it is believed that the car will be shown for the first time during the final quarter of 2012. Deliveries of what is likely to be a very exclusive car are expected to commence in 2014.