2017 Jaguar XKSS

The Jaguar D-Type was one of the most sensationally successful race cars of the 1950s. Built from 1954-1957, the D-Type in its last year of production not only won Le Mans, but took 5 of the top 6 places. Although the D-Type was an inspiration behind the famous E-Type of the 1960s (note the E-Type following the D-Type), the actual roadgoing version of this car was the XKSS built in 1957. Jaguar originally planned to build 25 cars, but a fire at the Browns Lane plant on February 12, 1957 destroyed 9 of the cars, so only 16 were produced, most being sold in the United States.

Jaguar has decided to complete those 9 missing cars 60 years later, and has painstakingly constructed these beautiful cars to their original specs. The cars will feature magnesium alloy bodies, like the original, and will be formed on new but historically accurate bucks by hand-wheeling.

The cars are powered by a 3.4 liter inline-6 putting out 262 hp and breathing through 3 Weber carburetors. All mechanical differences between these last 9 cars and the originals from 1957 are minimal, related to safety, and invisible to the occupants. For example, the fuel cell uses stable modern materials to handle the fuels we would use today.

Every new XKSS will have 10,000 man hours invested. Final price is said to be north of £1 million, and it's not surprising that all of them have already been sold.

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Price Production Weight
-- 9 --
Engine Aspiration Torque
3.4 liter inline-6 natural --
Power Power/Volume Power/Weight
262 HP 77.1 HP/Liter --
Top Speed 0-62 mph Range
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Price Production Weight Engine Aspiration Torque
-- 9 -- 3.4 liter inline-6 natural --
Power Power/Volume Power/Weight Range 0-62 mph Top Speed
262 HP 77.1 HP/Liter -- -- -- --
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