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New Jensen Interceptor is bringing the 60s back

The Jensen Interceptor, the car with the coolest name in the history of cool names, is making a comeback.

Rory Reid
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The Jensen Interceptor, the car with the coolest name in the history of cool names, is set to make a comeback.

A new version of the car, which featured heavily in iconic 60s and 70s TV series such as The Sweeney and The Professionals (and other shows where moustaches and flares were crucial) will hit UK streets in 2014.

The new Interceptor is the brainchild of Healey Sports Cars of Switzerland, which owns the rights to the Jensen name. The firm will commission CPP Global Holdings -- makers of the Bowler Wildcat and Spyker's road and race car chassis -- to build the new Jensen at Jaguar's former Browns Lane site in Coventry.

Details on the new car are scarce, but it'll be pretty beautiful to look at if the renders in our photo gallery are anything to go by. It manages to bring the original car's sleek, muscular aesthetic bang up to date without losing too much of what made the 60s GT car so charming.

Obviously, there's no word as to what sort of propulsion gubbins the new Jensen will use. It'd be a travesty if the new model didn't stay faithful to the original car's sensibilities -- or lack thereof. The 60s and 70s Interceptors used honking great 6.2- and 7.2-litre Chrysler engines, so here's hoping CPP and HSCS furnish this model's engine bay with something along the lines of the 6.4-litre, 525hp lump seen in the new Dodge Challenger SRT8.

Click through our photo gallery above to have a look at the renders for yourself, and dribble some reaction in the comments section below, or on our Facebook page.

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