You Can Now Buy One Of The Most Beautiful Jaguars Ever Created

Return of the endurance king.

You Can Now Buy One Of The Most Beautiful Jaguars Ever Created

It’s finally here. It’s taken 62 years for Jaguar to resurrect one of their most iconic racing cars known as the D-Type.

The only catch? Just 25 brand new examples will be hand crafted by Jaguar-Land Rover Classic Works to fulfil the initial quota of 100 cars set back in 1956 (only 75 made it out the door before a factory fire halted production).

The new D-Type will call upon some of Jaguar’s most enduring car making practices of the golden era to complete the order. The car itself retains a rich racing pedigree thanks to three Le Mans 24 hour race wins accomplished between 1955 and 1957.

The 2018 version will follow this exact formula by retaining the original 3.4-litre six-cylinder XK engine and accompanying period-correct details. Those in the market for one will need to fork out serious cash considering one of the original 75 examples fetched US$19.8 million at an auction a few years ago. Buyers of the 2018 variant can choose between a 1955 short-nose spec or long-nose 1956 spec complete with Batman tail fin.

The retro racing mobile which looks like something out of a cartoon will make its official debut at the salon retromobile show in Paris.