JIA’s fresh take on Jensen Interceptor, with Scabal

The Jensen Interceptor has always been a car for the stylish – a big-hearted grand tourer with grace and elegance. Now, Jensen International Automotive (JIA) and host tailor Scabal are bringing a fresh take on the recipe to the heart of London for Concours on Savile Row, which takes place on Wednesday May 22 and Thursday 23, 2024.

This latest version, the JIA Interceptor Supercharged R, provides modern-day performance to go with the classic looks, courtesy of a 6.2-litre Chevrolet LT4 V8 engine. With 650bhp and 650lb ft, it offers supercar performance in a fully rebuilt body, complemented by features such as fuel injection, digital engine management and, of course, the supercharger. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox for relaxed performance, while safety is taken care of by the AP Racing brakes featuring ABS, on revised and updated front suspension.

JIA has gone even further, too, by crafting a bespoke traction-control system and adjustable independent rear suspension for the car, to bring ride and handling up to modern levels.

The cabin is just as special, with a reworked interior that pays tribute to the classic style but features modern functionality. The Bridge of Weir-trimmed, electrically operated seats combine with Wilton carpet for a classic feel, yet you can also have Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, a heated screen and a fully revised air-conditioning system.

The JIA R Supercharged will be hosted by Scabal. The Savile Row tailor was founded by Otto Hertz in 1938, and it has been a fixture on the street since 1972, outfitting gentlemen in both traditional and modern-style tailored suits. A large majority of cloths used in its made-to-measure collections have been woven in the Scabal mill, which dates back to the 16th century and is located in Huddersfield.

For more details on the JIA Interceptor Supercharged R, head to https://jensen-sales.com, and for more details on Scabal, see https://scabal.com.