Jaguar has built its first «new» D-type racing car in more than 60 years, 25 cars will be hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Warwickshire, UK. Shortnose and Longnose bodywork derivatives will be created according to client preference. First D-type created by Jaguar Classic will be unveiled at Salon Retromobile on 7 February.
The D-type, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race three times between 1955 and 1957, was powered by the six-cylinder XK engine. Every aspect of the D-types built for clients from 2018 will be created to authentic, original specification.