Simon driving his new Eagle Speedster
Simon Cowell tweeted a photo of his new car saying ‘I think this may be the most beautiful car in the world. It’s made by Eagle. Thank you Henry,Paul and the team.’
Simon ordered the super-rare Eagle Speedster after watching Jeremy Clarkson drive it on Top Gear.
The motor started out life as a 1965 Jaguar E-Type until it came into the hands of Sussex-based restoration company Eagle.
They improved the brakes, suspension and interior, gave it an aluminium body and rebuilt the engine.
The result is 1960s styling with 2010s performance.
With 310bhp coming from its 4.7-litre engine, the Jaguar will accelerate from 0-60mph in less than five seconds and hit a top speed of more than 160mph.
Cowell is understood to have paid around £650,000 for the Speedster, which is one of just three ever built.
The company website tells us: There’s really no other word that describes the feeling of driving the Speedster – it just feels right. From the makers of the most exclusive hand-built car in the world comes a car that redefines the possibilities of the Jaguar E-Type.
Paul Brace, technical director at Eagle, added: ‘Simon got in touch after seeing it on Top Gear. ‘It is one of three, is hand built and we’re delighted Simon has the car.
‘He was over the moon when he saw it and we’re looking forward to delivering it to him in the US where he can enjoy it in the sunshine.’
Simon was also spotted in the the worlds smallest car, perhaps he is trying out out for baby Eric!
Although not exactly family friendly, Simon will have a lot of fun driving his new toy.