Jaguar’s engineers have used archive designs in tandem with scan data from an original C-type to ensure the continuation models are as authentic as possible.
Original technical drawings and company documents created by the original C-type development team including aerodynamicist and artist Malcolm Sayer and competitions manager Lofty England have been referenced to ensure accuracy to the 1950s design.
While the technical specs will mirror those of the original C-type, 3D CAD engineering will allow buyers to modify their C-types to their exact specifications and desires.
“Driven by some of the most-admired racing drivers in history, the C-type laid the foundations for Jaguar’s success in endurance racing and is synonymous with design and engineering innovation,” director of Jaguar Classic Dan Pink said.
“Seventy years on, Jaguar Classic is proud to be able to utilise the latest innovations in manufacturing technology – alongside traditional skills and unrivalled expertise – to reintroduce this legendary car for a new generation of enthusiasts to enjoy.”
The C-type was also driven to victory by Stirling Moss at Reims in 1952. With Dunlop disc brakes, Moss achieved an average speed of 98.2mph on the way to victory in France, a first for a disc-braked car.
The new C-types will be built in time for 2022 and a celebratory racing event for the new owners. Each of the new C-types will be eligible for historic racing, track and closed-road use.