Jensen GT

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Jensen GT
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Overview
Manufacturer Jensen Motors
Production 1975–1976
Body and chassis
Class Grand tourer
Body style 2-door coupé
Related Jensen-Healey
Powertrain
Engine 1973 cc Lotus 907 I4
Transmission 5-speed Getrag 235 manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 92 in (2,337 mm)
Length 162 in (4,115 mm)
Width 63 in (1,600 mm)
Height 48 in (1,219 mm)
Curb weight 2,436 lb (1,105 kg)[1]

The Jensen GT is a British sports car. It was introduced by Jensen Motors in 1975 as the shooting-brake version of the Jensen-Healey. The new configuration was a 2+2 design with a very limited back seat. Aside from the body shape and seating, relatively little differed from the roadster. Acceleration and top speed were slightly reduced due to the increased weight and additional smog control components on the engine.

During its short production run from September 1975 to May 1976, 511 Jensen GTs were built before Jensen Motors went into receivership.[2]

Autocar reported that the Jensen marque's latest owners, The Jensen Group, will begin production of a new, hand-built Jensen GT in 2016. The car is set to cost around £350,000, and will be sold in limited numbers.[3]

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References[edit]

  • Keith Anderson (1989). Jensen. Haynes Publishing Group. ISBN 0-85429-682-4. 
  • Richard Calver (1991). A History of Jensen: The Chassis Data. Richard Calver. ISBN 0-646-03563-0. 
  1. ^ Culshaw; Horrobin (1974). Complete Catalogue of British Cars. London: Macmillan. ISBN 0-333-16689-2. 
  2. ^ McCourt, Mark J. (August 2014). "Hidden Treasure - 1976 Jensen GT". Hemmings Motor News. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Webster, Tom (25 February 2015). "Jensen name returns on new GT model". Autocar. Retrieved 25 February 2015.