Evolution Low Drag Coupe – Windsor Grey

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Evolution E-types is dedicated to restoring the iconic Jaguar E-type to concours standards and beyond, for a truly unforgettable, innovative and modernised driving experience. The Evolution Low Drag is the ultimate incarnation of thirty years of Evolution’s expertise, innovation and design. The original concept, Chassis No. EC1001, was designed by Malcolm Sayer to be lighter and more aerodynamic than its contemporary racing rivals.

Finished in a bespoke hue of Ceramic Grey, this RHD 4.7L Low Drag Coupe has been hand-crafted at Evolution’s headquarters in Darlington, England. The exterior is complemented with a two tone Regency Red and Black interior, comprised of leather, Alcantara and full stainless steel hardware throughout.

The Evolution powertrain requires in excess of 500 hours of labour via a specialist team of engine builder’s at Evolution’s headquarters. The original 4.2L XK engine has undergone a comprehensive rebuild process and has been stroked to 4.7L,  ensuring that the free revving nature synonymous with the XK engine’s character has been preserved and further enhanced.

This 2023 4.7L Low Drag Coupe has been treated to Evolution’s innovative fuel injection system. This seamless integration of modern technology and iconic design increases performance and enables bespoke tuning to the driver’s requirements. All new lightweight, aluminium ancillaries are designed in-house, in addition to a plethora of Evolution specification upgraded components. The Evolution 5-speed gearbox is specified to allow the driver to deploy modern performance with analogue engagement.

This Evolution Low Drag Coupe features a masterfully re-engineered front and rear suspension package with upgrades that transform the drivability, road handling and comfort, whilst retaining the classic chassis elements. The Evolution Dual Servo Brake System, developed in collaboration with one of the world’s leading performance brake system manufacturers, compromises of 6 piston front and 4 piston rear billet aluminium callipers.

Retaining a high level of usability was a key aspect in the development of the Evolution Low Drag to ensure year-round usability. To further enhance driver comfort, this Evolution Low Drag is fitted with heated front & rear windscreens, heated headlight screens, central locking, electric windows, air conditioning and the Evolution Adjustable Power Steering (EAPS) system.

Key Specification

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Windsor Grey

Regency Red with Black

2023

Delivery Mileage

4.7L Evolution Engine with Fuel Injection

350bhp

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RHD

Five-Speed Manual

Details

Exterior

  • Exterior paint in Ceramic Grey
  • Over 480 hours spent in paint and preparation
  • Full stainless steel hardware

Interior

  • Evolution sport seats
  • Evolution full leather interior in Regency Red with Black Alcantara inserts
  • Leather trimmed boot
  • Candy Apple Red painted centre console with leather trim
  • Evolution stainless steel pedal box
  • Evolution polished alloy spinner
  • Full stainless steel hardware throughout cabin

Body

  • Evolution hand-formed aluminium body panels
  • 1600 hours of body forming using traditional English Wheel
  • Evolution boot hinges with roller bearings
  • Stainless steel bonnet catch assembly
  • Adjustable stainless steel bonnet balance hinges and springs
  • Stainless steel ancillary nuts and bolts
  • Stainless steel exhaust manifolds
  • Polished stainless steel offset wheel alloy spinner

Engine

  • 7L Evolution Engine
  • 250 hours of hand-built preparation
  • Fully reworked original cylinder block and head
  • Restored and uprated original inlet and exhaust cams
  • Stainless steel hardware throughout engine bay
  • Evolution designed & manufactured
    • Cam followers
    • SU carburettor
    • Larger crank damper assembly
    • Flywheel
    • Bearings
    • Spun cast iron liners to original bore size
    • Stainless steel core plugs
    • High tensile fasteners
    • Original timing chains, tensioner, and guides
    • Upgraded rear seal
    • Valves, valve seats, guides, springs, and spring seats
    • Con rods
    • Bearings
    • Pistons & piston ring

Under Bonnet

  • Full stainless steel ancillaries throughout engine bay
  • Externally mounted electronic fuel pump conversion with in-line filter system
  • Lightweight high torque starter motor
  • Aluminium radiator system with high performance fan
  • Lightweight alternator, with poly v-belt and aluminium pulley
  • Radiator cooling fan, fan switch and housing conversion
  • Fuel tank sump drain and in-line filter upgrade
  • Harmonic crank damper
  • Waterless coolant upgrade
  • Oil cooler installation
  • Gearbox tunnel heat insulation system
  • Performance air filter and carbon plenum induction system designed in collaboration with ITG Air Filters
  • Evolution designed & manufactured:
    • Cam covers in billet aluminium
    • Torsion bars with adjustable ride height
    • Engine mount system
    • 7-litre aluminium cylinder block with four valve head
    • Carbon air box
    • Throttle bodies
    • Billet aluminium cam covers
    • Engine support chassis frames
    • Electronic ignition system
    • High-specification performance spark plug leads
    • Alloy water header tank

Exhaust

  • Evolution steel exhaust system in austenitic stainless steel
  • Evolution heat shield

Suspension

FRONT SUSPENSION

  • Upper and Lower front suspension arms anodised in aerospace grade aluminium
  • Wishbones with stainless steel shafts
  • Increased front camber offset top wishbone spindle conversion
  • Evolution steering arm anodised in aerospace grade aluminium
  • Front suspension mounts anodised in aerospace grade aluminium
  • Sealed front wheel bearing and stainless steel hub shaft
  • Stainless steel hub shaft with stainless steel front
  • Evolution front anti roll bar, drop link and bushes
  • Revised suspension pick-ups and steering arms
  • Evolution rear suspension springs, cradle mounts and radius arm bushes

 

INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION

  • Limited Slip Differential with black line helical gears and 5:1 torque bias
  • Wishbones poly bushed with stainless steel shafts and shims
  • Sealed HD rear wheel bearing with stainless steel hub
  • Stainless steel boomerang mounting
  • Stainless steel safety brackets
  • Stainless Steel mounting bosses
  • Aluminium differential housing mounting feet
  • Lightweight rear wishbones and lower front fulcrum pins
  • Evolution designed and manufactured:
    • Fully adjustable rear anti-tramp arms anodised in aluminium
    • Mounting plate anodised in aluminium
    • Rear springs
    • Rear suspension cradle mounts & radius arm bushes
    • Differential with lightweight aluminium casing

Wheels

  • Evolution Low Drag 17” two-piece split rim aluminium wheels
  • Michelin tyre upgrade to complement wider wheel

Brakes

  • Six piston front calliper and vented brake discs
  • Four piston rear callipers and vented brake discs
  • Upgraded front and rear brake pads
  • High power brake servo with stainless steel heat shield
  • Rear brake cooling system
  • Adjustable brake bias valve installation
  • Stainless steel braided flexible brake hoses for firmer pedal and durability
  • Sport radius arms
  • Handbrake management light switch

Gearbox

  • Evolution custom built 5 speed gearbox
  • Fully upgraded and balanced Evolution prop shaft
  • Upgraded clutch and calibrated speedometer

Technology

  • Evolution Adjustable Power Steering (EAPS)
  • Electric windows
  • Electronic rev counter conversion
  • Electronic speedometer conversion
  • High capacity air conditioning system
  • Adjustable face vents
  • Heated front and rear windscreen
  • Heated headlight screens
  • Period-accurate infotainment system
  • Enhanced sound system
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Twin USB socket
  • Remote central locking
  • Security fuel pump immobiliser
  • Ultra-lightweight lithium battery unit with remote isolator
  • Distributor panel with blade fuses, integrated relays & individual management lights

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