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Building a XJ13 - Looking back 8 years to January 2015
In 2015 my first car was approaching its "rolling chassis" stage - mirroring events of 50 years earlier in Jaguar's Competition Department. It was then 1965 and William Heynes, Jaguar's Engineering Director still had hopes of seeing the car on track to contest that year's Le Mans endurance race. Time was short but the skilled team working behind closed doors were used to working to such tight deadlines ...
Lucky Number 13 ....
The following extract is reproduced courtesy of Octane Magazine. It describes the first outing of our Building The Legend re-ceation inspired by the one-and-only 1966 Jaguar XJ13. A car which inspired us to produce a limited run of customer cars before going on to create our unique and mighty quad-cam tera® V12 and our re-imagined E-Types. The tera® is inspired by the type of power unit that could have been heard howling down the Le Mans Mulsanne straight in 1966 and beyond - the engine that SHOULD have been installed in Jaguar's V12 E-Type at launch as well as their range of luxury V12 saloons. Words by Richard Heseltine.