The Interceptor was styled in 1967 by the great design house,Touring of Milani. At the beginning of the production the bodies were built by Vignale in Italy before Jensen switched production to the UK. The car’s most distinctive feature was a large curved glass hatchback.
The Interceptor was equipped with a 7212cc Chrysler V8 with TorqueFlite automatic transmission. The sound from the quad pipe exhaust system was one of the cars memorable features.
Jensen wanted the car to be technically advanced as well as beautiful and created the Jensen FF. It was the world’s first performance car with permanent four-wheel drive and anti-lock brakes and had a longer wheelbase, twin vents in the front wings and a bonnet scoop. FF stood for Ferguson Formula, the tractor company behind the all-wheel drive system, while the ABS was by Dunlop.
The first series MK1 have particularly desirable interiors that changed in later versions.
Sadly the Interceptor was the car that financially broke the company. In 1973 the fuel crisis was the beginning of the end for Jensen and the Interceptor, sadly by1976 both were gone. Several companies have tried to restart production with very limited success.
|Engine||6276cc 16 valve Chrysler V8|
|Power||325bhp @ 4600rpm|
|Torque||425lb ft @ 2800rpm|
|Dimensions and weight|
|Kerb weight||1675kg |