09/03/2021

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1953 Jaguar C-type race car joins Continuation series

Jaguar is adding the 1953 C-Sort race vehicle to its Jaguar Traditional “Continuation” line of...

Jaguar is adding the 1953 C-Sort race vehicle to its Jaguar Traditional “Continuation” line of historic cars. These manufacturing facility-crafted cars are crafted to the exact technical specs as their inspirations, creating them some of the most precise replicas of any classics accessible to the public. 

For the C-Sort, Jaguar turned to the 1953 Le Mans-successful works vehicle, which was driven by a 3.four-liter, 220-horsepower straight-six sporting 3 Weber carbs. In contrast to the road cars, the racers wore disc brakes at all 4 corners, which is excellent information for anyone who is acquiring a single of these to push. 

“Driven by some of the most-admired racing drivers in heritage, the C-Sort laid the foundations for Jaguar’s good results in endurance racing and is synonymous with layout and engineering innovation,” stated Dan Pink, director of Jaguar Traditional. “Seventy several years on, Jaguar Traditional is proud to be in a position to use the most recent improvements in production technologies – along with regular skills and unmatched expertise – to reintroduce this legendary vehicle for a new generation of fanatics to delight in.”

While a new generation of fanatics could get the chance to drool over a manufacturing facility-fresh new C-Sort for the very first time, these continuation cars will not exactly be flying off the assembly traces. In truth, the creation rate will not occur wherever near to that of the initial. Jaguar designs to construct just eight examples to be shipped prior to a motorsports-themed celebration function for these fortunate clients. (Just 53 were being crafted in the initial 1950s creation operate, of which 43 were being sold to non-public entrepreneurs.)

If they’re so inclined, entrepreneurs of the new C-Kinds will be in a position to race their cars in sanctioned vintage collection. FIA-accepted harness mounts can even be provided from the manufacturing facility. Even with that nod to conference, Jaguar’s critical drive with the C-Sort revival is remaining true to the originals.

“Setting up on the knowledge acquired with past Jaguar Traditional Continuation systems for Light-weight E-Sort, XKSS and D-Sort, Jaguar Traditional engineers consulted the Jaguar archives and cross-referenced scan info taken from an initial C-Sort in conjunction with the most recent laptop aided layout (CAD) technologies, to build the most authentic new C-Sort attainable,” Jaguar stated in its announcement.

Jaguar is even throwing a bone to these of us who will only be in a position to admire these beauties from afar. As of Wednesday, a configurator software for the new C-Sort Continuation is accessible on Jaguar’s web site. You can even share your generation on social media with the hashtag #70YearsofCTYPE. Make to your heart’s information.