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Jensen Interceptor

Jensen Interceptor

Replacing the controversially styled CV8 in 1966, just four years after it'd been launched, the Interceptor was virtually the same car underneath. It used a steel tube chassis, four-wheel disc brakes, double wishbone front and leaf spring rear suspension, plus a Panhard rod and live rear axle. What made the difference to buyers was the Vignale-styled steel body, though it did have a downside as it was prone to bad rusting. The Chrysler powerplants remained, options being a 383ci (6.2-liter) or, from 1971 on, a 440ci (7.2-liter) which even came with the legendary Six pack triple carb set-up. Although the car went through various updates from 1969 to 1971, Jensen went out of business through loss of sales in 1976. However, a MkIV version did make it out in 1983, built by new company Jensen Parts & Service. The late 1990s also saw a revival in the Jensen name and new models.

Jensen Interceptor Specifications

Top speed:137 mph (219 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.4 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:383 ci (6,276 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:330 bhp (246 kW) @ 4,600 rpm
Max torque:450 lb ft (609 Nm) @ 2,800 rpm
Weight:3,696 lb (1,680 kg)
Economy:10.7 mpg (3.8 km/I)
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