Jensen Interceptor Gets 2019 Remake In Photoshop

The gentleman’s sports car of the modern age.

Born in 1966, the Jensen Interceptor combined Italian styling, British Luxury, and an American V8 to create the quintessential gentleman’s sports car of the 1960s. What would this perfect sports car recipe of the 1960s look like in 2019? Well, through the power of photoshop we have our stunning answer. 

During its short production run from 1966 to 1976, the Interceptor became a style icon elevating Jensen to compete with the likes of Aston Martin. Although Jensen did not survive until today, the classic Italian designed body makes for a gorgeous design study. The clean lines of this 2+2 Coupe start at the quad headlights and finally end at the large rear greenhouse. 

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Jensen Interceptor Gets 2019 Remake In Photoshop
Jensen Interceptor Gets 2019 Remake In Photoshop
Jensen Interceptor Gets 2019 Remake In Photoshop
Jensen Interceptor Gets 2019 Remake In Photoshop
Jensen Interceptor Gets 2019 Remake In Photoshop
Jensen Interceptor Gets 2019 Remake In Photoshop
Jensen Interceptor Gets 2019 Remake In Photoshop

The body of the Interceptor was penned by the craftsmen at Italian coachbuilders, Touring and early cars were hand-built in Italy at Vignale, before production moved the Jensen factory. Initially, power came from a 6.3-liter Chrysler V8 produced around 325 horsepower, which was good for a top speed of 135mph. Although a manual transmission was offered, most Interceptors were sold with a Torqueflite automatic transmission.

As time went on, the Interceptor evolved from the MKI, which was sold from 1966-1969 to the more powerful MKII that saw sales from 1969-1971. With the introduction of the MKII, Jensen added power steering, power brakes, and even power windows. The biggest news, however, was the introduction of not one but two 7.2-liter V8s in 1971. The first 7.2-liter V8 made do with only 305 horsepower while the optional more powerful 7.2-liter V8 featured 6-barrel carburetors to produce 330 horsepower.

The final MKIII Interceptor, produced from 1971 to 1976, saw the introduction of a detuned 7.2-liter V8 as the gas crisis took its toll on the big-block American V8. Horsepower wasn’t the only casualty of the gas crisis, as the Interceptor ceased production in 1976. Today we remember this unique car with a modern reimagining through the art of photoshop.

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Now a former fulltime F1 driver, Robert Kubica imagines a future in DTM

Robert Kubica scored just one point for Williams in 2019.
 

Now that he is free from fulltime duties with the Williams F1 team, Robert Kubica is setting his sights on the German touring car series DTM next year.

BMW has announced that Kubica will test their car at the young driver test at Jerez next week.

“I can well imagine a future in the DTM,” Pole Kubica, who could combine a DTM race seat with a reserve role in Formula 1 next year, said. “However, we must first wait and see how I get on at the test.”

On Twitter, the 34-year-old added: “We will work in the next tests in Jerez to try to get a seat in the DTM in 2020.”

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A well-known driver will take his place at the wheel of the BMW M4 DTM – Robert Kubica. The 34-year-old is closely associated with BMW, having spent his first years in Formula 1, from 2006 to 2009, with the BMW Sauber F1 Team. pic.twitter.com/xGNyOGO4xn

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This Year, Tesla Left BYD Behind In Global EV Sales Race

Tesla sold the most all-electric vehicles (even if we include plug-in hybrids, trucks and buses).

In recent days we found an interesting comparison of Tesla and BYD cumulative plug-in electric vehicle sales globally (see Kevin Rooke‘s video below), which shows us that Tesla has become the largest EV manufacturer in this metric.

According to the stats, Tesla was above BYD by Q1 2016 and then the sales boom in China allowed BYD to become #1, which lasted until the second half of this year. Now, Tesla is first again.

We decided to check our very own database to see whether that’s the case. According to it, Tesla has delivered close to 800,000 cars through the end of September 2019 (255,561 in 9 months), which now is surely well above 800,000. By the end of this year, Tesla should be at nearly 900,000, by adding no less than 100,000 every quarter.

BYD, on the other hand, sold during nine months 185,919 plug-in electric cars and some 700,000 cumulatively.

Our chart shows a slightly different course of the race between those two biggest plug-in car manufacturers, which makes us believe that EV-Volumes data include also electric buses and trucks (well over 50,000).

Today, Tesla is able to boast higher cumulative sales, even if BYD includes buses/trucks.

Tesla & BYD Car Sales Cumulative (quarterly) – by September 2019

 

Tesla produces only all-electric cars, while BYD was engaged also in plug-in hybrids and almost exclusively in China.

BYD was also able to ride on a huge wave of the Chinese New Energy Vehicle boom, with significant incentives. Now, as incentives are much lower, BYD struggles to keep the previous pace. Tesla, on the other hand, engaged a higher gear through an introduction of the Model 3, which with the introduction of the upcoming Model Y will be even more difficult to catch for any other manufacturer.

The conclusion for now is that Tesla is:

Video Description via Kevin Rooke on YouTube:

Tesla Is Officially The World’s Largest EV Automaker

Tesla and BYD have been locked in a battle for the title of ‘world’s largest EV producer’ for years now. Tesla has pulled ahead once again, and has now sold over 800,000 EVs in company history.



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