Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lyonheart K (Jaguar E-Type inspired)

Limited to a 250 cars production run, the Lyonheart K Coupe and Convertible are now open for order with a list price of US$481,000 for the coupe, and US$501,000 for the convertible. That is a whopping 1,500,000 ringgit! RM1.5 million! And this excludes taxes or excise duties, but includes free delivery within Europe. 

That was the bad, now lets have a look at the good part; despite looking like it was built in the 80s, the Lyonheart sports a true lion's spirit, and performs like its brother the Jaguar E-Type. The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine produces a massive 567hp (423kW, 575PS). 0-100km/h (0-62mph) is done in under 4 seconds, with a top speed of 300km/h (180mph). This top speed is electronically limited. 

Being a luxury sports car, the Lyonheart K has a nicely done interior fit for a king.

Other good bits? The Lyonheart K comes with an all aluminium multlilink chassis. The Lyonheart K is designed by Robert Palm, founder of Swiss design firm Classic Factory as a derivation of its Growler concept and was engineered and is being built by the Envisage Group in Coventry, UK.