UK Jaguar Land Rover announced on 7th February 2018 that it will resume the production of Jaguar ‘s racing car “D type” symbolizing the race activities of the 1950s.
The prototype was first demonstrated at the classic car show held in Paris, Salon · Retro Mobile (period: February 7th – 11th, 2018).
[Newly “remanufacturing” 25 units]
Jaguar D type is a sports racing car released in 1954.
It has an in-line 6 cylinder engine, and from 1955 to 1957, It’s won three victories in the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race.
Production ended in 1956, but it was revived after 62 years.
Production is handled by Jaguar · Land Rover · Classic who is providing vehicles and services such as Jaguars and Land Rover classic models. At that time Jaguar had planned to produce 100 D type, but it ended at 75 units. Based on the circumstances, They will produce 25 units this time.
The D type prototype that was demonstrated at retro mobil this time is a long nose model of 1956 type. Features a long bonnet, a characteristic tail fin behind the driver ‘s head, a wide – angle cylinder head, and a brake caliper that allows quick change.