Jaguar is Building 25 D-Types to Complete the Promised 100
After 62 long years, Jaguar is finally fulfilling its promise to produce a total of 100 iconic D-Types by creating 25 more, which the Jaguar Land Rover Classic team is working on. Those who wish to make their purchase can choose between the 1955-specification Shortnose or 1956-spec Longnose bodywork, but just like previous models the price is expected to be over £1M (over $1.3M).
While it didn’t get to the original 100-piece production before, it was met with motorsport success, allowing it to bag the Le Mans 24 Hours race trophy three times between 1955 and 1957.
The six-cylinder XK engine, synchromesh gearbox, disc brakes and, Dunlop alloy wheels were some of its claims to fame, allowing it to reign supreme during its time. The upcoming 25 D-Types will have the same specifications, which includes a 250bhp power output and 190mph speed.
As of today, there is one Jaguar D-Type that exists, a prototype which has an extended bonnet, wide-angle cylinder head, tail fin behind the driver’s head, and quick-release brake calipers. It takes around 7,000 hours to build one model, so you can just imagine the level of hard work and expertise poured into each of the D-Types.
A lot of the D-Types have already been sold, and if the hype continues, the remaining units should find its new owners pretty quickly.