Jaguar Classic Re-starts Production Of The Iconic Le Mans-winning D-Type

Jaguar Classic is re-starting production of the iconic D-type race car in Coventry, 62 years after the last example was built in 1956. Just 25 new examples of the D-type will be meticulously hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire. The iconic Le Mans-winning D-type becomes the third Continuation vehicle to come out of the Jaguar Classic workshops, after Lightweight E-type and XKSS. In 1955 Jaguar planned to build 100 D-types. With only 75 completed, Jaguar Classic is now fulfilling the company’s original ambition by creating 25 all-new, period-correct sports cars. ‘Recreating the nine D-type-derived XKSSs was hugely satisfying, and an even bigger technical challenge than the six missing Lightweight E-types, but lessons learned from the XKSS project have given us a head start on the final 25 D-types. Each one will be absolutely correct, down to the very last detail, just as Jaguar’s Competitions Department intended.’ – Kev Riches, Jaguar Classic Engineering Manager

Jaguar Classic re starts production of the iconic Le Mans winning D Type

Jaguar Classic re starts production of the iconic Le Mans winning D Type

Jaguar Classic re starts production of the iconic Le Mans winning D Type

Jaguar Classic re starts production of the iconic Le Mans winning D Type

Jaguar Classic re starts production of the iconic Le Mans winning D Type

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