2012 Lyonheart K

The 2012 Lyonheart K is a British made, luxury sports car that has been built to honor the E-Type Jaguar. The Lyonheart K has been designed by Robert Palm of Classic Factory, working in collaboration with Bo Zolland.

Homage

The original intention was to build just one Lyonheart K as a concept car in the style of the E-Type. However, when the car generated huge, worldwide interest, Classic Factory announced that they would do a limited production run of just 50 cars.

Despite the classic appearance of the car, only the most modern construction materials have been used in the build. Carbon fiber is the raw material for the bulk of the car. It is used in the doors, the bonnet, the body panels, the roof and the trunk lid.

Exterior Finish

As you would expect of a classic car, there is plenty of chrome on show. The black matrix grille is divided by a chrome horizontal bar, and the L-Shield symbol in the grille center is also made from chrome.

Chrome is used in the side finishers, the bumpers and the door handles. Further glitter is added by the polished stainless steel glass surrounds and the stainless steel twin tailpipes.

Interior

The interior of the car reveals the widespread use of top quality leather. The seats are covered with leather and the door panels and pillars, visors, stowage compartment, visors, console and fascia are all leather trimmed.

There is a customization program allowing buyers to select various options like material and dials. The car also has a 7" full-color, touch screen and a modern SatNav system.

Performance

The Lyonheart K comes with a 5-liter, supercharged V8 engine capable of generating a massive 550 HP and torque of 502 lb-ft. The powerful engine, combined with lightweight carbon fiber construction, lets the car reach 60mph in just 3.7 seconds. Its maximum speed is electronically capped at
186mph.

All this power, exclusivity, style and luxury come at a price, however. The Lyonheart K is going to set you back about $650,000 at today's exchange rate.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: € 495,000
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.1 gallons (80 liters) Miles Per Gallon: 24 combined
Dimensions
Length: 187 in. (474.9 cm) Wheel Base: 108.3 in. (275.2 cm)
Height: 50.7 in. (128.9 cm) Width: 74.5 in. (189.3 cm)
Curb Weight: 3527 lbs (1599 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 2 people
Performance
Engine: 32 Valve Supercharged V8 Displacement: 5000 cc
Horsepower: 542 HP Max RPM: 6000-6500 RPM
Torque: 502 lb-ft @ 2500-5500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 4.0 seconds Maximum Speed: 186 mph (299 km/h)