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

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

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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

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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

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Volkswagen nixing Passat after 2022 model year

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

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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

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Ram Trucks adds new anniversary edition for 2022

The 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition gets an exclusive blue paint color.

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Pickup trucks have long been more than the rugged workhorse vehicles they once were. People buy and use trucks as their everyday vehicles, and automakers have responded by making more spacious, comfortable, and efficient pickups. Nowhere is that more apparent than with Ram, whose 1500 light duty pickup truck carried away award after award when its new generation hit the streets in 2019. In its top trims, the Ram 1500 shames many luxury cars on interior quality, comfort, and technology, but the brand isn't done adding "stuff."

If you needed any confirmation that big, luxurious pickup trucks are here to stay, here it is. Today, Ram Trucks announced the Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition. Beyond having a tongue-twister for a name, the truck is packed to the gills with highbrow materials and features.


2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition The Ram 1500 has won numerous awards for its luxurious interior and refined ride.Ram Trucks


To set it apart on the outside, the truck will get an exclusive Blue Shade paint color, along with a multi-function tailgate and adjustable cargo tie-down hooks. Inside, Ram says that the 1500's already impressive interior will be pushed further into premium territory with quilted leather upholstery and door inserts, a suede headliner, and special 10th anniversary badges. The truck's digital gauge cluster and infotainment screen will display unique graphics upon vehicle startup. Capping off the plush cabin, the Anniversary Edition truck will be offered with a new Indigo and Sea Salt Grey interior color and will get a 19-speaker premium audio system.

The 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Special Edition is sold only in a crew cab body style. Ram offers the truck with either the 5.7-liter V8 with eTorque or with its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine. The new special edition expands the already mammoth Ram 1500 lineup. At the bottom end of the spectrum is the Ram 1500 Tradesman, a stripped-down work truck with only the essentials. From there, there is the Big Horn, the Laramie, the Rebel, the Limited Longhorn, and the Limited. All of that is on top of the Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 TRX and the Ram 1500 Classic, which itself is offered in three trim levels.


2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition The 10th Anniversary truck gets quilted leather upholstery.Ram Trucks

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