Lyonheart K

Mar 26, 2012

The Lyonheart K, an all-new, truly British luxury sports car, is now available.

Classic Factory, the Swiss design company, recently enjoyed a huge worldwide success with its modern interpretation of the legendary Jaguar E-Type, designed by Robert Palm in collaboration with Bo Zolland, according to a press release.

Now a limited number are available for purchase.

“We want to make the ‘Made In England’ label into a truthful concept, not just a statement,” said Palm, CEO of Classic Factory. “Every part of the Lyonheart K is developed, engineered and hand-built in England. The design clues of the Lyonheart K reflect Britishness at its best: cool, elegant, refined, understated yet powerful and dynamic.”

The 5.0-liter Supercharged V-8 delivers approximately 540 hp. Carbon fiber panels cover a state-of-the-art aluminum chassis, keeping the weight at about 3,500 pounds. The Lyonheart K 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds and tops 185 mph (electronically limited).

“Lyonheart’s design philosophy is simple-use only genuine materials: carbon fiber, leather, veneer, polished stainless steel, brushed aluminum and chromed metal, nothing else,” the release stated. “Extreme attention has been given to every exterior and interior detail. The aluminum engine is revealed by opening the traditional, front-hinged clamshell bonnet.”

The Lyonheart K is entirely hand-built in Coventry by skilled craftsmen and a new company has been founded: Lyonheart Cars Ltd. The order books for the 50 first Lyonheart K cars are now open at a basic price of approximately $660,000. The estimated delivery time is 18 months.

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