Jaguar has designed a perfect car to honor its 50th anniversary of their iconic car “E-Type”. It’s called the Growler E 2011 and while there’s plenty of room for improvement with the name, overall, the Growler E looks like it can stand out from the rest of the four-wheeled lemmings out there.
The car will be based on the Jaguar XKR and powered by a supercharged 5.0 liter V8. While this engine delivers 510hp, the designers imagine that this will be tuned up to produce 600hp thanks to engine remapping. Vizualtech did a splendid job designing the Growler E 2011. It was able to retain much of the old E-Type’s shapes and curves while also adding a modern touch to it. It’s just too bad that we won’t be seeing this car other than in these pages.
The composite body is glued on a chassis made of a central carbon fibre core, on which two tubular frames are bolted at the front and rear, supporting engine, steering, transmission and suspensions. This car will weigh 200kg less than the XKR, so the Growlers weight is only 1550kg. Because of this, the Growler E should outperform the Jaguar XKR. The acceleration from 0-100km/h is projected to stay under four seconds.
Vizualtech says that if there is some demand, it may commission construction of a small series which should be hand-built. The price for this great retro design is unknown. Vizualtech is a Swedish design studio, founded by Bo Zolland in 1999.