Eagle's stunning Spyder GT officially launched

Eagle is renowned for building drop-dead gorgeous, modern interpretations of the Jaguar E-Type.

It revealed the latest addition to its model range, the Spyder GT, at the 2016 London Classic Car Show last February, and it's now available to order.

Eagle was thrust into the limelight after Jeremy Clarkson reviewed the Speedster GT coupe in 2011, but the Spyder adds a convertible version to the range.

The exquisite styling of the classic Jaguar E-Type remains with only subtle exterior changes from the coupe. These include deeper sills, a lower floor pan and wider wheel arches, while the fixed roof is replaced by a folding version.

Eagle officially launch the new Spyder GT

Eagle officially launch the new Spyder GT

Under the long bonnet sits a 4.7-litre, straight-six-cylinder Jaguar XK engine that makes 330bhp and 461Nm of torque. Eagle describes a crackling sound on the overrun, which should only add to the theatre.

That engine allows the 0-60mph sprint to be completed in just five seconds before charging on to a top speed of 170mph.

The gearbox is a five-speed manual, with power routed through the rear wheels. Brakes are from AP Racing and are housed within custom 16-inch aluminium alloy wheels.

Inside, the classic styling continues with sumptuous leather, a wooden steering wheel and a sweeping centre console.

The price for such a beautiful machine? A whopping £695,000 plus local taxes.