Unique prototype Jaguar from the 60s ready to take to the road

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Unique prototype Jaguar from the 60s ready to take to the road

British firm Ecurie Cars announced the release of a road sports car with the appearance of a racing prototype Jaguar XJ13 from the ‘ 60s. the New product is called LM69 and is based on the idea to reproduce the appearance of the car as if he participated in the “24 hours of Le Mans” in 1969.

Coupe LM69 with smooth contours of the body almost exactly the same appearance of the original XJ13, if we consider it from the standpoint of evolution. The new car had a fixed roof, changed the shape of the air intakes, the front added the winglets and the rear wing. The designers purposely did not use any technical or stylistic solutions, who came to racing after 1969.

For a rounded transparent cover of the engine compartment mounted five-liter V12 with four camshafts – the same engine was on the original car. The specification has been kept secret, but the XJ13 “aspirated” issued 509 forces and 523 Nm of torque and accelerates the car to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.4 seconds. In accordance with the spirit of racing sports car prototypes have no electronic aides.

Original Jaguar XJ13 on display in the British motor Museum. Sports car built in a single copy for “Le Mans”, but due to changes in regulations participate in the race, he never took. In 1971, the car was seriously injured in the accident, but was restored to its original state. It is alleged that the XJ13 was never put up for sale and its present owner in 1996 refused to sell the car for seven million pounds, although this is three times exceeded the price of the Ferrari 250 GTO is one of the most expensive classic cars.

LM69 public debut will take place at the Competition of elegance at London’s HAMPTON Court Palace in early September. The planned edition of 25 copies. The price will be announced later.

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