The two-seater draws inspiration from the iconic Jaguar E-Type.
Swedish designer Bo Zolland has published a batch of computer-generated images that preview the production-bound Lyonheart K, a two-seater sports car whose design is heavily inspired by the iconic Jaguar E-Type of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Developed with input from a Swiss company called Classic Factory, the Lyonheart K tips the scale at just over 3,500 pounds. The low weight was achieved by using carbon fiber body parts and aluminum in the chassis' construction.
Like the E-Type of yore, the Lyonheart K is available as either a coupe or a convertible. Both body styles are fitted with wire wheels, a healthy dose of chrome trim and LED lighting front and back.
The interior is assembled with premium materials such as real wood, brushed aluminum and a copious amount of leather. The dashboard and the steering wheel are again inspired by the E-Type, and Lyonheart allows buyers to fully customize just about every part of the car's interior.
Under the long hood lies a Cosworth-tuned 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that makes 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque. Linked to a six-speed automatic transmission built by ZF, the eight-cylinder mill sends the K from zero to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds. If driven conservatively, the sports car can return up to 19 miles per gallon in a mixed European cycle.
Although it is the brainchild of Swedish and Swiss designers, the Lyonheart K will be hand-built in England.
"We want to make the 'Made In England' label into a truthful concept, not just a statement," said Robert Palm, Classic Factory's CEO, in a statement. "Every part of the Lyonheart K is developed, engineered and hand-built in Coventry, England."
Lyonheart will build 250 examples of the K from December of this year to the summer of 2015. The coupe will cost €360,000 (about $464,000) and the convertible will retail for €375,000 (roughly $484,000) before taxes and options are factored in.