Modern Jensen Interceptor to be built in Coventry
An all-new version of the Jensen Interceptor is set to be made in Coventry after British-based company CPP Global Holdings confirmed it has been asked to build the car.
Jensen's owner, Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Ltd (HSCS) has asked the Coventry firm to engineer develop and build the new car and it will be created at a new factory from 2014.
The new car will be based on an all-new aluminium platform, and will feature an equally all-new aluminium bodyshell that will be handcrafted in the case of each car.
The design has already been completed, but the public unveiling is not scheduled to take place until the end of 2012 before the first cars make it to customers in 2014. Details such as pricing and production numbers are yet to be fixed, but CPP says they will be positioned to make sure the new Jensen retains a strong level of exclusivity.
Brendan O'Toole, the co-owner and founder of CPP said the new car is faithful to the classic's design, saying: "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 four-seat original Jensen was built in West Bromwich between 1966 and 1976.