Jensen-Badge

Jensen is back! The brand famous for the Interceptor returns with the first officially sanctioned model in 13 years, paving the way for a new Interceptor.

Marking the rebirth of the brand, the formation of the Jensen Group is the start of the next chapter in the brand’s story, following the collapse of the car manufacturer in 2002. The man responsible for the return of Jensen and the force behind defending the trademark for almost four years is Tim Hearley.

“This represents the next chapter of Jensen and, as we look to the future, we want Jensen enthusiasts to help us celebrate as we unveil a completely new car and outline our plans for the future,” said executive chairman Hearley.

From top: The original Jensen Interceptor from the 70s; clay model of the limited-edition Jensen GT

The Jensen Group is currently working on an Interceptor 2 for 2016, which may involve collaboration with an established automotive group. For now, the Jensen GT will fill the gap between the the Interceptor of 1976 and the Interceptor 2, which will take design cues from the classic grand tourer.

Despite several companies claiming to be the spiritual home of Jensen, the GT is said to be the first new car to legitimately bear a Jensen badge since the demise of the S-V8 in 2001. This “extremely limited edition” will be built under an agreement between the Jensen Group and Jensen International Automotive (JIA), known for their modified Interceptor R models. The GT will be available exclusively through JIA.

Aren’t those tail lamps from the Jaguar F-Type?