In the mid-1950s the English brand Jaguar started the production of the D-Type, which in its time was one of the most successful race cars. The initial production of this vehicle, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times between 1955 and 1957, it was going to be from 100 units, but it stopped in 1956 after building 75 models. Now Jaguar Classic, the division of the Coventry firm that is charged with keeping its history alive, decided to create 25 brand-new D-Types and complete the series.
"The Jaguar D-Type is one of the most iconic and beautiful cars of all time with an outstanding record in the toughest races in the world." said Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic. "The opportunity to continue the success story of the model and finish production is one of those once-in-a-lifetime projects" said.
Thorough research by Jaguar Classic experts, with exclusive access to original Jaguar engineering drawings and records, ensures that each new D-Type is built to the authentic specifications set forth by the racing manager. Lofty england and its engineers in the 1950s. D-Type customers can choose from “Shortnose"With 1955 specification or body"Long nose"With specification 1956.
The D-Type is the third continuation vehicle of Jaguar Classic, thus completing the six models Lightweight E-Type missing in 2014/2015 and nine models XKSS built in 2017/2018.