Oxfordshire-based manufacturer and restorer Jensen International Automotive Limited (JIA) has just commenced deliveries of the new Jensen Interceptor R. The Jensen Interceptor R is JIA’s modern interpretation of the much-loved British classic from the 1960s and 1970s.
Each Interceptor R is hand-built from an original donor car, refurbished and treated to modern specifications, boasting a GM Corvette LS3 V8 engine, independent rear suspension, brand-new transmission and braking systems and a luxurious new interior.
Jensen International Automotive has the financial backing and know-how of Carphone Warehouse’s Founder and Chairman, Charles Dunstone, who joined its Board of Directors last year. ‘Seeing the first Interceptor grand tourers of 2011 being delivered is a great way to start the year,’ said Tony Banham, JIA’s Managing Director.
‘Our current production facilities are capable of achieving quality levels completely unattainable only a couple of years ago. We have managed to produce a modern Jensen without compromising on its spirit or heritage.’
The new Jensen Interceptor R, powered by a 6.2-litre V8 producing 429bhp, can reach an estimated top speed of 160mph and hit 0-60mph in less than 4.5sec. Prices start from £105,000, with a five-month building schedule.
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