The team, which won Le Mans twice in the 1950s, will build 7 new examples of the Type C.
The Jaguar Type C is a legend of endurance and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. At the beginning of the 1950s, it marked a big technological step forward, with the arrival of bodies profiled in the wind tunnel, or disc brakes.
It is also the first car used by Ecurie Ecosse, a legendary team which has subsequently won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice. Over the years, the team entered 7 different Type C chassis, garnering a total of 59 podiums in numerous races between 1951 and 1955.
Slightly updated performance
To commemorate this period, Ecurie Ecosse decided to recreate 7 new Type Cs, which will correspond to the 7 cars entered at the time. Handcrafted in the spirit of the 1950s, they are slightly modified to be more efficient: a little wider, more rigid, and more powerful, with 300 hp instead of 220 at the time.
On the outside, the livery remains the same, and that’s good: the beautiful Scottish blue is complemented by white details, including the Ecurie Ecosse coat of arms, painted by hand.
No price is communicated, but the first car is already assembled and available for sale.