All-new Interceptor promised for 2014

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In recent years there has been a rash of updated Jensen Interceptors, but now CPP is promising a brand-new car using the name.

CPP is a specialist coachbuilder with a hand in just about every aspect of the motor industry in Britain. It owns Bowler (the hot Land-Rover builder), the former Jaguar site at Browns Lane, and should soon own Spyker.

It has been appointed to engineer, develop and build the new car by Healey Sports Cars, Switzerland (which "owns all assets, intellectual property, designs, and brand rights for the Jensen and Interceptor brands") and plans to put it into production in 2014.

Here is what CPP and HSCS says about the new car:
The new Jensen Interceptor – echoing the four-seat grand tourer layout of the much-loved original built between 1966 and 1976 – is based on an all-new aluminium chassis and handcrafted aluminium body. The public unveiling of the Interceptor is planned for late 2012, with deliveries to customers beginning in 2014.  Annual production numbers and pricing are yet to be confirmed, but will be fixed to ensure ultra-exclusivity. Expressions of interest can be registered on the website www.jensensportscars.com

Liam Cardiff, director of Healey Sports Cars, Switzerland said: “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.”

The C&SC verdict? It would be a welcome return and the pictures look stunning (as long as the oversized wheels are the usual designer's 'flourish' and don't make it to production!

Comments

Golfboy

the car does look very nice it would be nice to see a front shot of the car.
IMHO i like the big wheels!

mgb40v8

It really does lend itself too looking like a modern Interceptor - I hope the finished product doesn t stray too far from these pics

MrBenovich

Wow. That is a very complimentry impression of a modern take on a classic vehicle. I guess the name has to remain to attract potential buyers susceptible to the marque, but would hope others have been bounced around the CPP boardroom.

Jensen Intruder would be great!

OJT

Great! I think the design is very beautiful. Looking forward to see this exclusive car on the road!
I think the name absolutely should be Interceptor, as this helps the marque not to be forgotten. And you all see this is an modern Interceptor. It could be "Interceptor V" which was never made or "Interceptor VI".
I recommend that there instead should be added a name like Nova, Phaeton or GT as former used Jensen-names - or something new like CCP, Rapid, Leo or something like that.
Exciting , any way!
Bigger image: http://www.jensensportscars.com/

Swordfish

The lesser CV8, along with revivals of Trident, Lea Francis and even AC with the new for noughties Ace(all using 48 valve Mustang motive power), and the like Marcos Mantis(?)were all doomed to failure during more prosperous times, however it would be very nice to see something so gorgeous making it into some form of production, however limited.

jagnut12

Beautuful,although I personally feel the wheels are a bit on the OTT
and take ones eyes away from the true beauty of the cars body lines.

leo_21

company is one of the reputable and well-known used cars exporting company in automotive world.
SBT Japan

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