The new Jensen Interceptor - called the Interceptor R - is scheduled to be launched at some point next year, although we’ve just received fresh details about the project. One of the more important new details is that CPP Global Holdings, the British group that bought Bowler earlier this year, will be in charge of developing and building the Interceptor R. Eventually, CPP will also be in on finalizing and assembling the car in 2014.
In addition to its acquisition of Bowler, CPP is in talks to purchase Dutch supercar brand, Spyker . With all of this swirling around CPP, there’s no doubt that the company is fast becoming a name in the industry. Currently, the company has over 250 auto specialists, technicians, and craftsmen in its fold.
The original Jensen Interceptor was a GT-class car that was completely hand-built by Jensen Motors from 1966 to 1976 in the United Kingdom. Engine options available at that time for the Interceptor included a Chrysler-sourced 6.3-liter V8 engine and, later on, a more powerful 7.2-liter V8 engine that produced somewhere in the neighborhood of 350 horsepower.
For the new Interceptor R, the engine is expected to be a Dodge Viper -sourced 8.3-liter V10 engine with an output of 510 horsepower and 535 lb/ft of torque.