This is the Flat Cat. The velvety black beast was built by Ken “Posies” Fenical and is equipped with a crate Chevy V-8 and a Tremec five-speed manual. It puts about 300 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque to the pavement through a beefed-up Jag rear end. The car is based on a 1971 Jaguar XKE 2+2, the ugly duckling of sporting Jags. The original car is top heavy with a huge greenhouse and spindly belt line. Fenical put some weight on the Fat Cat, adding 2.5 inches of steel to the bottom of the rocker panels. The thick boxed sections strengthen the unibody and balance the tall greenhouse. The rest of the Flat Cat’s voluptuous curves were left alone. The resulting car is gorgeous, sleek, and menacing.
Source: Hot Rod