Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Experts recreate Jaguar concepts

TWO concept cars from Jaguar — originally built more than three decades apart — have been accurately recreated

TWO concept cars from Jaguar — originally built more than three decades apart — have been accurately recreated by classic car experts, who now plan to offer exact reproductions for sale.

The first is the mid-engined XJ13 — a possible Le Mans contender built in the Sixties.

The second recreates 1999’s XK180 — originally crafted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the much-loved Jaguar XK120.

Both evocative recreations will be unveiled at the 2016 London Classic Car Show taking place at ExCeL from February 18 to 21 — the first time either will have been seen in public.

The original XJ13 was completed by Jaguar in 1966 and was powered by a prototype quad-cam 5.0-litre V12 engine.



Just one example was manufactured and it claimed a UK speed record after racing driver David Hobbs lapped the banked MIRA test track at an average speed of more than 161mph.

Remarkably, it continued to hold the record for the next 32 years.



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