JAGUAR LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE | A LEGEND REBORN


One of the very few cars to have achieved 'legend' status in its lifetime is the Jaguar E-type or XKE. Malcolm Sayer's superb streamlining and William Lyon's eye for detail combined to produce a new concept in road-going sports racing cars. Lynx has gained a significant amount of experience having maintained and restored a number of the factory lightweights including the rebuild of the Lindner-Nocker Low Drag Coupe car in 1982. 


The company decided to share its knowledge by building their own version of the famous Lightweight E-type whilst also offering various engine, gearbox and final drive ratios options to discerning owners. 
 

Lynx continues its close association with these racing thoroughbreds with the recent re-commissioning and race preparation of the Kjell Qvale car (S850660) found stored in a private garage in Los Angeles after more than thirty years. As a company, Lynx also race prepares and maintains a number of the other factory Jaguar Lightweight E's.
 
The Lynx Lightweight E-type offers the pleasure of owning and driving a car of pure beauty with race-bred performance and handling to match.
 
The Lightweight E-types were raced in the USA, Europe and Australia, and although they beat the Ferraris on a number ofoccasions, mid-engined cars appeared in GT racing with the Ford GT40 and the E-types were soon considered uncompetitive. 



CHASSIS & BODY


The LYNX-Lightweight E monocoque, the bonnet and the tail section are hand-made in aluminum and based on original specifications and designs. An uprated S1 E-type front sub frame is fitted and uses all mechanical components of the S1 E-type.The ES1 rear axle bolts straight to the monocoque.


Gearbox, Engine & Transmission


The LYNX-Lightweight E  can be fitted with all six-cylinder Jaguar engines – 3.4L, 3.8L or 4.2L. Every engine is hand-built to LYNX specifications. We can supply wet and dry sump engines. All engines are equipped with 3x 45DCOE Weber carburetors.
 
In standard form with a 4,2l-engine, the maximum power output is 270 BHP DIN at 4500 rpm (with a maximum torque of 410 Nm at 4000 rpm.
This gives an acceleration from 0-60 mph in 5,2 seconds.
 
The LYNX-Lightweight E can be supplied with a Jaguar full synchro 4-speed gearbox or a modern Broadsport-5-speed box for more comfortable gear shifting and better ratios.
The rear axle is fitted with a limited slip differential. The rear axle ratios 2,88-3,07-3,31:1 can be fitted to the customers choice.



FINAL ASSEMBLY, FINISHING & TESTING


Every LYNX-Lightweight is meticulously hand built to the highest standard by experienced LYNX craftsmen.
After completion and running in for 300 miles all cars are dyno-tested.
Then they are tested by the German TÜV and supplied with German historic paperwork in the name of LYNX.