Geneva 2015 Preview: Jensen to mark return with limited-run GT

Geneva 2015 Preview: Jensen to mark return with limited-run GT image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Jensen Press | posted February 26, 2015 07:22

The GT will be powered by a 6.4-liter supercharged V8 that puts out 674 PS

British automaker Jensen will be making its return in the automotive business after announcing that they will be introducing a limited-edition model at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show next week.

Now led by former Aston Martin boss Tim Hearley, the company states that customers will now be able to “purchase an officially sanctioned car”.

To be shown next week during the annual auto show is the limited-run GT. Exterior-wise it has a distinct front end that bears dual headlights, a single-bar grill and foglamps. It has a smoothly-designed side profile while the rear gets a curvaceous shape along with thin taillights.

The rear and side of the Jensen GT

Under the hood will be a GM-sourced 6.4-liter supercharged V8 that cranks out 674 PS and can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or semi-automatic gearbox that drives the rear wheels. Other features mentioned by Jensen include an ECU controlled opening near the radiator for engine cooling, LED lighting, 19-inch alloy wheels and electronic traction control.

Besides the GT, the automaker also announced that they will be introducing the Interceptor II, the direct successor of the classic 1976 automobile.

While they did not provide any images or sketches, Jensen did state that it will have styling cues from the original Interceptor and will advance the concept of the original grand tourer. The automaker added that the car may be developed alongside an established automotive group.

Tim Hearley

“This represents the next chapter of Jensen and, as we look to the future, we want Jensen enthusiasts to help us celebrate as we unveil a completely new car and outline our plans for the future,” said Hearley.