ENEOS, a Japanese manufacturer of gearbox and motor oil, has unveiled a Jaguar E-Type that, to be honest, has long since ceased to be a Jaguar E-Type.
Jaguar E-Type with a 2JZ Supra engine
When exactly it ceased to be a simple E-Type is still up for debate. It might be the instant it got a heart transplant, replacing its original 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine with a 3.0-liter turbocharged Toyota Supra 2JZ-GTE.
Or when the aforementioned 2JZ was separated from a standard Supra sixer by means of an upgraded Borg Warner turbo and performance intercooler, a new factory head casting, improved fuel injectors, a performance fuel system, stronger pistons and rods.
Perhaps it was the news that the alleged "E-Type" is predicted to generate 750 horsepower, a significant decrease from the Sixties power output of the original six-pot.
Was it when the E-Type's non-E-Type engine was mated to a five-speed manual gearbox from an E36 BMW M3? Or when its'slender hips' were armoured with 17-inch custom-built alloys housed in wider, 3D-printed carbon fibre arches? Or when it got the diff, suspension, and rear subframe from an E60 BMW 5 Series?
Maybe it was the addition of rear brakes from a 2010 535i and front brakes from a 2003 Corvette. or when it had racing harnesses, customised seats, and an OMP steering wheel installed.
The Frankenstein theme from previous years is definitely fit for this Jaguar conversion, which updates the iconic British sports car with more modern technology," ENEOS stated.