Earlier this month, Borgward surprised the auto industry when it announced it was coming back to life after spending 54 years in the history books. Today, Jensen has announced that it is back on its feet after a 13-year hiatus and that it will unveil its plans for the future next week at the 85th Geneva Motor Show.
Jensen is almost done with the development of a retro-inspired coupe called simply GT (pictured below). Scheduled to land as a limited-edition model, the GT will be powered by a GM-built 6.4-liter V8 engine that will send 665 horsepower to the rear wheels via either a six-speed semi-automatic transmission or a six-speed automatic. Modern components like LED headlights and 19-inch alloys will set the 21st century Jensen apart from its vintage predecessors.
The Jaguar F-Type-sourced tail lamps stick out like a sore thumb in the photos of the GT prototype published by Jensen. The company has not disclosed if the units will make the jump to production and whether or not the GT shares anything else with the F-Type.
Pricing and availability will be announced closer to the GT’s on-sale date, but British magazine Auto Car speculates the coupe will cost about £350,000, a sum that converts to nearly $543,000 / €478,300. The GT will be largely hand-built so the lucky few that can afford it will be able to work directly with Jensen in order to customize nearly every aspect of the car.
Jensen has also announced that it is developing a heir to the iconic Interceptor that was built between 1966 and 1976. Dubbed simply Interceptor 2, the coupe could be developed with input from another automaker, though Jensen has not revealed who it has in mind. The Interceptor 2 will be all new from the ground up and its design is expected to borrow a sizable amount of styling cues from the original models.
Additional details will be announced in the next few months, and Jensen expects to introduce the Interceptor 2 at a major auto show next year.
Stay tuned, we’ll be on-location in Geneva during the press days to hear what Jensen has to say and we’ll update this space as soon as more information is available.