2012 Jensen Interceptor Revealed at Last!

Late last year, we told you that Jensen International Automotive (JIA), a small company in the UK that brings classic Jensen Interceptor vehicles back to life, has received a capital infusion from Charles Dunstone, the fonder of Carpone Warehouse.
Now, the company has come forth with new details of the 2012 Interceptor, plus a couple of really cool sketches of the car, which combines evocative shapes from the company’s past with modern lines... and a bit of lime and green.

The styling of the 2012 Jensen Interceptor was completed by a team of Coventry-based design specialists. The end result is a car with four seats and two doors, much like the FF. However, this is like nothing that’s currently on the market, especially the back end, which is as close to the Interceptor of the 60s as it can get.

“I started my career by restoring bodies and components for classic British sports cars, so for CPP to take the lead
role in reviving this iconic brand is very exciting for the business, and for me personally. The Jensen design team has respected and honoured the great heritage and attributes of the original Interceptor, while injecting a contemporary edge and advanced technologies that will ensure it appeals to the passionate, discerning motoring enthusiast of today. This work is at an advanced stage, and married to CPP’s expert coachbuilding, craftsmanship and engineering skills, the new Interceptor will be an exceptional example of British automotive excellence,”
explained Brendan O’Toole, founder and co-owner of CPP.

“CPP is the perfect partner to revive the iconic Jensen Interceptor.  With the Jensen design team integrated into an organization with much greater resources and broader expertise, our dream of seeing the Jensen and Interceptor badges once again adorning the bonnets of beautiful, modern, British-built GT cars has come closer to reality,”
added Liam Cardiff, director of Healey Sports Cars Switzerland.

The car will likely be revealed in concept form late next year, with customer deliveries scheduled for 2014. COuld this be the rebirth of the classic British sportscar?
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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