Jaguar Vintage is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the famous C-sort sports activities racer by building a strictly constrained production operate of new C-form Continuation automobiles, which will be hand-crafted at Jaguar’s globe-class Basic Performs facility in Coventry.
The C-style Continuation programme will make it possible for historic motor racing lovers to order a new manufacturing facility-constructed illustration of the greatest 1953 disc-braked ‘works’ C-type immediate from Jaguar for the very first time.
The C-form, which was initially created among 1951-53, was famed for its extremely fluid shape by Jaguar Cars and trucks designer, aerodynamicist and artist Malcolm Sayer. The C-form received the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours on its debut in 1951, scoring the 1st of Jaguar’s seven outright wins at the French endurance race.
From 1952, the C-form pioneered the adoption of progressive disc brake know-how in motorsport, with a revolutionary system created by Jaguar and Dunlop scoring the initial earn for a disc-braked auto with Stirling Moss at the Reims Grand Prix in France and contesting the 1000-mile Mille Miglia in Italy.
The C-type gained the Le Mans 24 Hours once more in 1953, one more initially for disc brakes, and also savored accomplishment in the fingers of personal entrepreneurs, which contributed to Jaguar finishing vice-champion in the inaugural Earth Sportscar Championship.
Of the 53 Jaguar C-sorts designed in the 1950s, 43 were offered to private owners, but the creation C-kind specification was limited to drum-braked automobiles with twin SU carburettors and 200bhp, in the style of the 1951 performs autos.
Eight new C-variety Continuation vehicles will be created ahead of a racing-impressed celebration celebration for their house owners in 2022. Every example will reflect the 1953 Le Mans-successful works group motor vehicle specification, which include 3.4-litre straight-six engine with triple Weber 40DCO3 carburettors for 220bhp and disc brakes.
Setting up on the experience acquired with earlier Jaguar Basic Continuation programmes for Light-weight E-sort, XKSS and D-form, Jaguar Vintage engineers have consulted Jaguar’s archives and cross-referenced scan facts taken from an authentic C-style in conjunction with the newest laptop or computer aided structure technologies to build the most reliable new C-sort probable.
Distinctive obtain to unique engineering drawings and corporation data established by the initial C-form advancement workforce – which include Malcolm Sayer, competitions supervisor Lofty England, and engineers William Heynes, Bob Knight and Norman Dewis – make certain the reliable 1953 requirements are precisely maintained.