Jaguar to Build Brand New 50-year-old Race Car

Jaguar has a host of legendary models in its back catalogue, arguably more so than any other manufacturer. Few are more desirable and rarer than the Lightweight E-Type, a racing model derived from the road car that Enzo Ferrari himself described as ‘The Most Beautiful Car in the World’.

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Just 12 were built, out of an intended 18 and although there are probably now more replicas than original cars, you could get your hands on a bona fide brand-new Lightweight.

Now, 50 years on, the British marque has announced it will be making just six more of the all-aluminium, handbuilt racer using the six original and unallocated chassis numbers.

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The cars will be crafted entirely in-house, including the 3.8-litre straight-six engine, to the exact specifications of the original. The company modestly ‘expects a high demand’ for these recreations and existing Jaguar collectors will be prioritised.