Jaguar Typical is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the famous C-kind athletics racer by developing a strictly confined output run of new C-variety Continuation vehicles, which will be hand-built at Jaguar’s world-course Vintage Works facility in Coventry.
The C-sort Continuation programme will allow historic motor racing lovers to invest in a new factory-built case in point of the greatest 1953 disc-braked ‘works’ C-kind direct from Jaguar for the initially time.
The C-kind, which was originally created involving 1951-53, was famed for its exceptionally fluid shape by Jaguar Cars designer, aerodynamicist and artist Malcolm Sayer. The C-form received the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hrs on its debut in 1951, scoring the 1st of Jaguar’s seven outright wins at the French stamina race.
From 1952, the C-type pioneered the adoption of innovative disc brake technological know-how in motorsport, with a revolutionary program developed by Jaguar and Dunlop scoring the very first gain for a disc-braked vehicle with Stirling Moss at the Reims Grand Prix in France and contesting the 1000-mile Mille Miglia in Italy.
The C-style received the Le Mans 24 Several hours once again in 1953, one more first for disc brakes, and also enjoyed success in the hands of private proprietors, which contributed to Jaguar finishing vice-winner in the inaugural Globe Sportscar Championship.
Of the 53 Jaguar C-kinds built in the 1950s, 43 were offered to private owners, but the generation C-form specification was constrained to drum-braked cars with twin SU carburettors and 200bhp, in the design of the 1951 works cars.
Eight new C-form Continuation vehicles will be built forward of a racing-inspired celebration party for their entrepreneurs in 2022. Each example will reflect the 1953 Le Mans-successful will work crew car or truck specification, which includes 3.4-litre straight-six engine with triple Weber 40DCO3 carburettors for 220bhp and disc brakes.
Creating on the expertise obtained with earlier Jaguar Traditional Continuation programmes for Light-weight E-form, XKSS and D-type, Jaguar Common engineers have consulted Jaguar’s archives and cross-referenced scan knowledge taken from an authentic C-type in conjunction with the hottest pc aided layout technological know-how to develop the most reliable new C-type doable.
Unique entry to unique engineering drawings and company information made by the initial C-type progress crew – which includes Malcolm Sayer, competitions manager Lofty England, and engineers William Heynes, Bob Knight and Norman Dewis – guarantee the authentic 1953 requirements are properly managed.