Jaguar E-Type “Growler” to be produced in limited run


Swedish design studio Visualtech has verified that it’s going to build a limited production of the its elegant and sexy Growler E design, which is the Jaguar E-Type concept that was debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show last week. The company plans to have the Growler for delivery in the summer of 2012.

Each and every Growler E will be hand-built, and it will take six months complete the assembly for this car. About three cars will be built simultaneously within each six month period, so basically, Visualtech would have about 6 cars produce each year. If there’s overwhelming demand, Visualtech might consider contractors like Steyr or Valmet to help build more cars.

The Growler E is based on the Jaguar XKR model, but that the chasis is a completely different beast; it will be built on a composite body glued to a carbon fibre chassis. The rear and front ends are then bolted together with two tubular frames, which will use to secure the steering, transmission, suspension and engine as well. The total weight of the car is expected to be around 3410 pounds.

The Growler E will be powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that is found on the Jaguar XKR. The engine will be tuned to produce about 600 horsepower. Visualtech desires a 0-60 mph sprint of under 4 seconds.

Pricing for the Growler depends on the number orders, if there is less demand, expect to pay a hefty price of $700,000. And if there is only a few orders, it will cost around $1.4 million to own this classic-modern fusion design beauty. Looks like there will be another “007” movie coming out soon with this car written all over it.