Jaguar will build 25 new Classic D-Type roadsters by hand in its Warwickshire, UK workshop. The new building is a continuation of the race-winning sports car that the company stopped producing in 1956.
Production of this latest car has started and it will be an exact copy of the original D-type, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times from 1955 to 1957.
The company has not released specifications for the new car but the Jaguar Land Rover Classic’s director, Tim Hannig denoted the car as a “once-in-a-lifetime” project.” Jaguar also said that the car will be “authentic” and “original” and “period correct.”
The Classic D-Type will be powered by a naturally-aspirated six-cylinder engine. There will be four-wheel disc brakes and dry sump lubrication.it will follow original specifications including quick-change brake calipers, and unmistakable tail fin. The race-winning sports car will have rarity, racing wins, and body styling.
Customers can even choose to buy either 1955 short-nose bodywork or 1956 long-nose bodywork version and the deliveries will start later this year.
Jaguar will build 25 new Classic D-Type at the Land Rover Classic Works facility in Warwickshire, England.
The interior of the car will be designed with the same round speedometer dial, thin wooden and metal-perforated steering wheel, and four-speed manual shifter. The car could hit a top speed of 167 miles per hour.
Jaguar didn’t mention cost details, but the car is expected to be sold in the million-dollar-plus range based on the previous offerings of the division.