In March of this year, we talked a bit about the announcement by Jaguar that it planned to build a few continuation cars of one of its most iconic models- the XKSS. Jaguar has now announced that the world debut of the XKSS will happen in November in California. The presentation of the car will coincide with the opening of the LA Auto Show that month.
Jag will make only nine XKSS cars to make up for the nine original 1957 models that were lost in a factory fire. Jaguar has announced that all nine of those cars are sold and the first customer delivers will happen in early 2017. Jag is also talking up plans to race the Lightweight E-type chassis number 15, one of the missing six continuation models made in 2015. That car will make its racing debut this month.
That debut race will be at the Le Mans Classic Circuit de la Sarthe on July 9. Chris Harris, now a presenter on Top Gear, will drive the car at the race. The E-type reproduction is period perfect and legal for historic motorsports racing according to Jag.
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