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Racing Icon Dan Gurney Leaves Behind A Remarkable Legacy 15
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Eagle, Motorsport, racing on 01 15th, 2018

America and indeed the greater motorsport community worldwide lost one of its most accomplished racing drivers this week when Dan Gurney left for the big racetrack in the sky.

A multi-talented driver, constructor, and team leader, Gurney won races in Formula One, Indy, NASCAR, Le Mans, Can-Am, and Trans-Am.

He was the first driver to spray champagne on the podium, starting a grand tradition that lives on to this day. He was also the first driver to wear a full-face helmet in F1, and will surely be remembered for the Gurney Flap, an aerodynamic device he pioneered on the Indy circuit.

The California native won four F1 grands prix over the course of his career, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans (together with fellow American racing legend AJ Foyt). He was one of the only drivers ever to win an F1 race in his own machine, which he constructed under the Eagle name, and founded All American Racers – a team which went on to win 78 races, including the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Daytona, and most recently lead the development of the innovative DeltaWing racer.

His wife Evi is a former motorsport journalist who served as secretary to the head of Porsche‘s racing division, for which he won its first F1 race – the 1962 French Grand Prix – and lead another 1-2 finish for the German team the next week at its home race.

Gurney died from complications related to pneumonia on Sunday at age 86. Our condolences go out to his friends and family.

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Eagle Spyder GT Joins Lineup Of Special Edition E-Types 26
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Classics, Eagle, Galleries, Jaguar, Jaguar E-Type, new cars, UK on 01 26th, 2017

First announced during the 2016 London Classic Car Show, the Eagle Spyder GT is here to offer what the Speedster model couldn't, the best of both worlds.
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Eagle E-Type Lightweight Speedster Announced 25
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, E-type, Eagle, Speedster on 05 25th, 2011

Eagle has announced that its E-Type Lightweight Speedster will make its debut at the Salon Prive in London. Powered by a 4.7-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 310 hp (231 kW / 314 PS) and 340 lb-ft (460 Nm) of torque, E-Type LS is glaringly inspired from the Jaguar model. But it comes up with a bit of muscular styling, fresh classic detailing, and performance matching with that of a supercar.

Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Speedster by Eagle_6
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The engine is connected to five-speed manual transmission, which enables the roadster to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Besides, it can hit a top speed of 160 mph (258 km/h).

As you know, Eagle has a global reputation as an E-Type specialist offering an unparalleled collection of magnificent E-Types for sale, ranging from the earliest original specification dealer launch examples to fully developed cars.

Eagle E-Type Lightweight Speedster also boasts of a power-to-weight ratio matching that of the latest Porsche 911 Turbo. Isn’t that a bit exaggerated? Let’s know what you think.