The Eagle Speedster is one of the most stunning new cars that money can buy. Technically, it's based on the Jaguar E-Type, but the team at Eagle has improved it in every way. It's got the jaw-dropping beauty of the original Jag, . Unfortunately, if it ever starts to rain, you're out of luck—the Speedster has no roof. That's where the new Spyder GT comes in.
Because it has a folding cloth top, the Eagle Spyder GT lets you drive any time, rain or shine. Snow or hail. Blizzard or flood. Okay, well, probably not those last couple, but you get the point. You can still enjoy the wind in your hair without having to worry about being exposed to possible inclement weather.
Under the hood, you get a 4.7-liter straight six from an XK that makes 330 horsepower and 340 lb.-ft. of torque. With a five-speed stick and a curb weight of just 2269 lbs., the Spyder GT should be plenty quick. Eagle claims a 0-60 mph time of less than five seconds and a top speed of at least 170 mph. Mercy.
If you assumed this hand-built, fully restored, tastefully updated Jaguar E-Type would cost quite a bit of money, you'd be correct. Eagle says the Spyder GT starts at a whopping £695,000, which works out to a little more than $875,000 at today's exchange rates.
Then again, for a car that looks like a million bucks, $875,000 sort of sounds like a discount.