Limited Edition

Jaguar revives 1950s C-type as latest Continuation series model

Jaguar is reviving its C-type sports car as the latest Continuation series model.

Photo courtesy of Jaguar

Jaguar is celebrating 70 years of the C-type by extending its successful Continuation series of models to include the legendary 1950s sports car. Production of the models will be limited, just as it is with the D-type, E‑type, and XKSS Continuation models.

This new C-type Continuation program will allow historic motorsports enthusiasts to purchase a factory-built, historically accurate example of the C-type directly from Jaguar, for the first time in the 21st Century. Each model is slated to be built by Jaguar Classic experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works in Coventry, England.

Jaguar C-type 1951 1952 1953 racing race The C-type was driven by racing legends during its short run.Photo by JDHT

"Driven by some of the most-admired racing drivers in history, the C-type laid the foundations for Jaguar's success in endurance racing and is synonymous with design and engineering innovation," said Dan Pink, Director, Jaguar Classic. "Seventy years on, Jaguar Classic is proud to be able to utilize the latest innovations in manufacturing technology – alongside traditional skills and unrivaled expertise – to reintroduce this legendary car for a new generation of enthusiasts to enjoy."

The C-type was originally built from 1951 to 1953. It won the 24 Hours of Le Mans at its debut in 1951, scoring the first of seven outright wins for Jaguar at the endurance race. The 1952 model was the first vehicle to adopt disc brakes. It won Le Mans again in 1953.

1951 1952 1953 Jaguar C-type race racing checkered flag track The C-type was known for it's on-track prowessPhoto by JDHT

Of the 53 Jaguar C-type sports cars built in the 1950s, 43 were sold to private owners. Those production models were limited to drum brake-equipped cars with twin SU carburetors and an engine that output just 200 horsepower. This was the style of the 1951 cars.

Each of the Continuation cars will feature a 220-horsepower 3.4-liter inline-six engine with triple Weber 40DCO3 carburetors and disc brakes, the same specification as the 1953 Le Mans-winning works team car spec. Buyers will be able to add an FIA-approved Harness Retention System.

Each car will not be built to be a capable daily driver. These C-types will be eligible for historic racing, track, and closed-road use only.

Jaguar C-type Continuation

Photo courtesy of Jaguar

To create each model, Jaguar didn't just reference original engineering drawings and company records. They used the latest computer aided design (CAD) technology to create the most authentic C-type possible. Enthusiasts will be able to use that CAD software to configure their own model virtually, comparing the color and trim options from 12 exterior colors and eight interior colors as well as racing roundels, steering wheel badging, and hood badging.

Eight examples of the C-type Continuation car will be built ahead of an owners-only event in 2022.

Jaguar C-type Continuation car configuration options

Photo courtesy of Jaguar

Trending News

 
 

Special edition Land Rover

Special Land Rover Defender stars in new James Bond film

The special Defender features several 007-inspired touches.

Land Rover

James Bond and British vehicles go together like bread and butter. The spy's most well-known rides come from Aston Martin, but Land Rover isn't sitting out on the action. The 25th film in the Bond series, No Time To Die, premiers in just a few weeks, and with it, a new special edition Land Rover Defender. Land Rover's SV Bespoke division created the special Defender, which in addition to making an appearance on the silver screen, will be on sale for a limited run to 300 lucky Bond fans willing to shell out the cash.


2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition The Defender gets exclusive infotainment animations.Land Rover


The villainous Defender is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 that produces 518 horsepower and 461 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and Land Rover says the powertrain is strong enough to push the hefty off-roader to 60 mph from a stop in just 5.1 seconds. The V8 is a recent addition to the Defender line, and comes paired here with unique suspension and transmission tuning, bespoke spring and damper rates, and a new electronic active rear differential.



2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition The 007 Defender V8 get special puddle lights.Land Rover


Unique touches to the 007 Defender include "Defender 007" treadplates, special infotainment animations, and "007" exterior puddle lamps. The interior will get a laser-etched detail plate to denote its number among the 300 vehicles. No Time To Die will feature the Defender front and center, but it's not the only Land Rover in the film. Two Range Rover Sport SVR SUVs will also make an appearance, along with a Range Rover Classic and a Land Rover Series III.


2022 Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition You'll need to be really into Bond to truly appreciate the special Defender.Land Rover


If you're more interested in seeing the Defender's time on screen than you are in getting behind the wheel, it hits theaters in the U.S. starting on October 8, 2021. The film will be the fifth and final movie to feature Daniel Craig as Bond. However, if you're really excited about the Defender, get ready to pay up. Prices start at $114,600 and supplies are extremely limited.

Trending News

 
 

Discontinued sedan

Volkswagen nixing Passat after 2022 model year

Racing Green Metallic is one of four exclusive colors for the car.

Volkswagen

After five decades on sale in the U.S., Volkswagen is pulling the plug on the midsize Passat. The explosion of SUVs' popularity and the need to shift production power to electric vehicles are behind the decision, which will take place after the 2022 model year. The cars have been built at the automaker's Chattanooga, TN plant since 2011, but the facility is being repurposed as VW's North American hub for electric vehicle assembly.

Volkswagen is giving the car one last hurrah, however, in the form of the Passat Limited Edition. The car features 18-inch wheels, LED headlights with an Advanced Front Lighting System, and an easy-open trunk. Inside, the cars come with sport seats wrapped in Vienna leather, memory seating, a Fender Premium Audio System, parking assistance, and parking sensors.


2022 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition Each car gets a special model tag with its limited production number.Volkswagen


Only 1,973 of the cars will be built, and it will only be sold in four colors, each with its own limited production numbers that have special meaning for the Passat:

  • Aurora Red Metallic with Titan Black interior: 411 units to represent the original vehicle production code
  • Racing Green Metallic with Mauro Brown interior: 423 units to commemorate the Chattanooga 423 area code
  • Pure white with Mauro Brown interior: 524 units to signify the Chattanooga plant's May 24 opening date
  • Platinum Great Metallic with Titan Black interior: 615 units to signify six generations of imported Passats, one generation assembled in Chattanooga, and five decades of U.S. sales

Pricing for the 2022 Passat starts at $31,290, which includes a $995 destination fee. Adding Aurora Red Metallic drives the price up by an additional $395. Each car will receive a special number plate to designate its place in the limited production run.


2022 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition The Passat Limited Edition gets several upscale features. Volkswagen

Trending News