The English brand Jaguar recently announced that it will re-establish the production of the legendary Jaguar D-Type Race Car which was born in the year of 1956.
Only 25 cars will be built in the factory Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works which is located in Warwickshire, In the United Kingdom. There will be two types of bodywork: long or short depending on the tastes of the client.
When the car was conceived in 1955 it was planned to build 100 units but only 75 were actually made. It is for this reason that Jaguar decided to complete the 100 units by restoring production.
These 25 units will be made entirely by hand, respecting the original design which won three consecutive times the race of the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1955 and 1957. This car had a six-cylinder engine called XK.
This D-Type will be the third car in the "new" concept Jaguar Classic that was born to complement the "Lightweight E-Types" lines that were made between 2014 and 2015 and the "XKSS" that were built between 2017 and 2018.
"Recreating the nine XKSS derived from type D was enormously satisfying, and a technical challenge even greater than the six Lightweight E types that are missing, but the lessons learned from the XKSS project have given us an edge over the latest 25 D types. it will be absolutely correct, down to the last detail, as the Jaguar Contest Department intended "... Kev Riches, Engineering Director of Jaguar Classic.