A Fire-Breathing, 1JZ-GTE Swapped Jaguar E-Type. WTH?

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Just when you thought you’d seen it all, you come across a Frankenstein of a machine. Warning: it’s totally understandable if you can’t help but cry or smile. Behold a 1JZ-GTE swapped Jaguar E-Type.

Yes, you heard that right. Someone actually took the time to dismantle one of the most iconic vehicles in the world, and stuff another engine in it. Not just any engine though, a 1JZ-GTE, fire-breathing, twin-turbocharged Toyota engine. As a result, this E-Type moves.

You may think there’s a special place in hell for people that do these kind of things. After all, this isn’t an old and beat up Porsche 911 receiving a transplant, or a junky Corvette. This is the car that Enzo Ferrari considered the most beautiful car he’d ever seen, and spent his entire life trying to recreate it.

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There’s basically zero background information on this build, with only the video and some photos from the folks at Car Throttle. It’s unclear what year Jaguar E-Type this is, or where it came from. Most relevant, what made the owner do this? I mean, besides being able to spit mad flames out the back, of course!

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We also don’t know what generation 1JZ-GTE engine this is. So it’s basically impossible to guess horsepower and torque figures, though based on the hot video (literally), it’s certainly packing a serious punch. If you know more about this mysterious Frankenstein, shoot us a message!

Because race car.

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This thing is actually pretty awesome! 📹:Charlie Seward

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