The Jensen GT is an old school European import from the 1960’s and 1970’s that displayed the influence of British styling with its body and pure American muscle with its engine. The original engine was a Chrysler RB V8, but with the revival of the brand, the modern day Jensen GT will upgrade to an LSX power plant.
Those behind the reformation of Jensen have decided that the GT reincarnation will be powered by a supercharged LSX 6.4L engine that produces a hefty 665 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. Buyers will have the option between a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, and Jensen plans to have the car hit the market next with a limited number of GTs produced.
Chevrolet Performance is a leader in crate motor sales by far and away, and we’ve seen them used in some highly unusual applications. Yet we can’t help but renew our excitement when it’s chosen as the beating heart of a vehicle like a Jensen. Look for a new Jensen GT soon, and a new Jensen Interceptor 2 by 2016.