Back in the day, the Jensen Interceptor was a bit of a legend. It mixed elegant English bodywork with big Chrysler-sourced V8 engines and now its set for a modern day comeback.
In original form, the Interceptor was a two door GT Coupe/hatch/convertible built by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976 in the UK. It was powered by Chrysler V8 engines and matched up its brawny powertrain with hand-built coachwork. The combination won the Interceptor many loyal fans over the years and is now preparing for a return to form.
Healey Sports Cars Switzerland, which owns the brand rights to Jensen Motors, are planning to re-launch the company with a brand new car next year. The car will be the high-tech version of the original Interceptor and be built as a four-seat GT car. The new Interceptor will use an aluminium chassis and bodywork but little else is known at this stage.
Founder and co-owner of CPP, Brendan O’Toole, said: “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.
The new Interceptor GT will be developed in Coventry and built at a new production facility in Browns Lane. It will be revealed at the end of 2012 with deliveries to customers beginning in 2014. Development has already begun.
Information on production numbers and pricing has not been revealed yet.