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Twenty-five ‘new’ Jaguar D-Types to be built in strange Le Mans specification

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Sam Sheehan

Jaguar Classic will build 25 D-Type racing cars in original selection to finish a run that has remained unprepared given 1956.

When a final D-Type rolled out of Jaguar’s bureau 62 years ago, it was framework series 75 of 100. The ‘new’ run of cars will collect adult where that automobile left off and be finished regulating a same pattern drawings.

The D-Type, that won a Le Mans 24 Hours foe 3 times between 1955 and 1957, was powered by a six-cylinder engine taken from a XK. It was constructed in dual forms, 1955-spec Shortnose and 1956-spec Longnose, both of that are offering now.

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Jaguar Land Rover’s Classic multiplication boss, Tim Hannig, said: “The Jaguar D-Type is one of a many iconic and pleasing foe cars of all time, with an superb record in a world’s toughest engine races. And it’s only as fantastic today.

“The event to continue a D-Type’s success story, by completing a designed prolongation run in Coventry, is one of those once-in-a-lifetime projects that a world-class experts during Jaguar Classic are unapproachable to fulfil.”

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Jaguar Classic’s initial ‘new’ D-Type will be an engineering prototype. It will make a universe entrance during a Salon Rétromobile uncover in Paris this week. Pricing is unconfirmed, though Jaguar Classic models have formerly ordered 7 figures.

The D-Type is a third delay automobile to come from Jaguar Classic. It follows 6 Lightweight E-Types that were finished in 2015 and 9 XKSS examples that began prolongation final year.

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Peter Cavellini

Yes indeed…..

A singular thing of beauty, a lines are only perfect.

Peter Cavellini.

Roadster

A truly good racing automobile

Possibly a reatest racing automobile of all time and substantially a many beautiful. It’s a contrition Jaguar doesn’t foe during Le Mans anymore, it’d be good to see them behind in a tip category or racing a F- Type in a GT class.

Symanski

Austin Allegro Continuation.

I can’t wait until they announce the Austin Allegro Continuation!   Finally my possibility go buy one!

 

Ok, seriously, a Jaguar D-Type is a work of art.  It’s beautiful.

 

tomy90

XJ220

i consternation if they will go down a XJ220 rabbit hole as that they did not get tighten to there strange prolongation target

k12479

tomy90 wrote:

i consternation if they will go down a XJ220 rabbit hole…

XJ220s wouldn’t be economically viable, they would be distant too costly to try and replicate and a values of them aren’t that high anyway. Plus with a appearance of cars being bought for investment/speculation given a 80s, there’s some-more likelyhood of using into authorised hurdles from existent owners. Seems a bit myopic to have finished E-Types, XKSSes and now D-Types in such discerning succession. Other than C-Type, what’s left for a future?

ridnufc

X form

i consternation if they will go down a XJ220 rabbit hole…

XJ220s wouldn’t be economically viable, they would be distant too costly to try and replicate and a values of them aren’t that high anyway. Plus with a appearance of cars being bought for investment/speculation given a 80s, there’s some-more likelyhood of using into authorised hurdles from existent owners. Seems a bit myopic to have finished E-Types, XKSSes and now D-Types in such discerning succession. Other than C-Type, what’s left for a future?

 

ha ha, as a new Xe leaves me cold, could they replicate me an x form with a walnut lurch and ivory leather interior like we used to have. Only this time make certain a electrics work, a behind windows don’t decay due to carrying steel underneath a rubber, give it complicated headlights, new engine, in fact all new mechanicals. 

Actually, screw a x type. Can they replicate me a 1998 xjr in black with walnut and ivory interior. we wish a outward accurately strange and a interior a same though with improved radio and electronic instruments. 

If they can fist a 5.0 out of a f form in that would be great. Plus make it about £35k and do a good play deposit contribution and 0% financial please. 

Scoobman

Replication.

I adore a D-Type, though partial of me feels that creation a set of ‘official’ replicas diminishes a D-Type and Jaguar a little. Owners of genuine D-Types possess something singular and historically suggestive that will turn reduction singular and reduction special. 

I know that others make replicas, though they will never be Jaguars, and are not dictated to be Jaguars. Jaguar should leave a reproduction marketplace to others and combine on creation fantastic modern cars.

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