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Jaguar commemorates C-Type 70th anniversary with limited continuation run

Jaguar commemorates C-Type 70th anniversary with limited continuation run

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The continuation models have been created to match Le Mans-winning specifications

It follows on from other continuation projects from the firm - including the D-Type and XKSS - and looks to painstakingly recreate C-Type models by hand using historic parts. The C-Type first shot to fame after its reveal in 1951 and soon went on to win at Le Mans. At the time, it incorporated many next-generation features including aviation-inspired aerodynamics and even disc brakes on later models.


The continuation models have been created to match Le Mans-winning specifications, with each utilising a 3.4-litre straight-six engine with 220bhp. The car has been created by using both traditional and modern techniques and it’s the first Jaguar Classic model to be reproduced using 3D computer-aided design as a way of creating a virtual build.


Each engine takes nine months to construct, while all of the major clocks and dials have been engineered to accurately match those fitted to the original C-Type. Buyers can opt for one of eight different coloured types of leather for the seats, too. To ensure that the C-Types are compliant with FIA rules - and can therefore be used in classic racing - they include fire extinguishers for both the engine and footwell operated by toggle switches in the cockpit.


Dan Pink, director of Jaguar Classic, said: “The C-Type is one of the most iconic cars in Jaguar’s illustrious racing history, driven by some of the most-admired drivers in history. The C-Type Continuation keeps Malcolm Sayers’ iconic and advanced design alive thanks to the first application of 3D CAD drawings by Jaguar Classic, marrying design and motorsport heritage with the very latest engineering tools.

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