Interceptor set to fly back to showrooms

The new Interceptor is aimed at an exclusive market.

ONE of Britain’s most iconic cars is returning to the market.
The Jensen Interceptor will make a comeback after CPP Global Holdings was given the job to engineer, develop and build the new car by the brands’ owners, Healey Sports Cars Switzerland Ltd (HSCS).
The all-new model will be developed by CPP and built at a new plant in Coventry from 2014. A team of Coventry-based design consultants employed by HSCS has completed the design of the new Interceptor, which has already gained significant customer interest.
The new Interceptor hails back to the much-loved original four-seat grand tourer on the market from 1966 to 1976, but will be built on a new aluminium chassis and have a hand-built aluminium body.
Members of the public and press will get to see the new model late next year and deliveries are expected to start in 2014. Numbers and prices have not been firmed up yet, but are expected to be set to make sure the Interceptor is an exclusive car to own. Expressions of interest can be made at www.jensensportscar.com.
Brendan O’Toole, founder and co-owner of CPP, said: “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 excellenced.”
Liam Cardiff, director of Healey Sports Cars Switzerland, said: “CPP is the perfect partner to revive the iconic Jensen Interceptor.  With the Jensen design team integrated into an organisation 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.”
HSCS owns all assets, intellectual property, designs, and brand rights for the Jensen and Interceptor brands.

The sleek new lines were inspired by the original.

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