GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Automobile

 
  Share
  • Jaguar Classic reveals ‘new original' XKSS to media at Petersen Museum in Los Angeles
  • One-off car has been authentically produced to exact 1957 specification by Jaguar Land Rover Classic's expert craftsmen
  • Nine examples to be hand-built in the UK with deliveries to customers beginning in 2017

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016: The first genuine Jaguar XKSS to be built in almost 60 years was today given its world debut presentation at the Petersen Museum, Los Angeles by Jaguar Classic. The stunning XKSS, finished in Sherwood Green paint, has been created by the Jaguar Classic engineering team ahead of the production of nine cars for delivery to custom-ers across the globe in 2017.

Often referred to as the world's first supercar, the XKSS was originally made by Jaguar as a road-going conversion of the Le Mans-winning D-type, which was built from 1954-1956. In 1957, nine cars earmarked for export to North America were lost in a fire at Jaguar's Browns Lane factory in the British Midlands; meaning just 16 examples of XKSS were built.

Earlier this year Jaguar announced that its Classic division would build the nine ‘lost' XKSS sports cars for a select group of established collectors and customers. The new one-off XKSS presented in Los Angeles is the summation of 18 months of research and will be used as a blueprint from which the nine continuation cars are built.

The nine cars will be completely new, with period chassis numbers from the XKSS chassis log. All cars are now sold at a price in excess of £1million each.
The XKSS is the second continuation car to be created by Jaguar, following on from the six Lightweight E-types that were built in 2014. This project helped the team learn to engineer cars that are faithful to the specifications to which they were built in period, and this knowledge has been enhanced in creating the ‘new original' XKSS.

The XKSS unveiled in Los Angeles is a period correct continuation, built using a combination of original drawings from Jaguar's archive and modern technology. The Jaguar Classic en-gineering team scanned several versions of the 1957 XKSS to help build a complete digital image of the car, from the body to chassis, and including all parts required.

The body of the XKSS is made from magnesium alloy, as it was in 1957, and because the original styling bucks do not exist, Jaguar Classic produced a new, bespoke styling buck based on the original bodies from the 1950s. The bodies of the nine new cars will be formed on this buck, using a traditional process called hand-wheeling.

Jaguar Classic's expert engineers worked with the original frames and from there produced CAD to support build of the chassis. In partnership with the Classic team, frame maker Reynolds – famous for their 531 tubing – was briefed to craft bespoke new parts using impe-rial measurements, rather than metric. The frames are bronze welded in the same way as the period XKSS chassis tubing.

The continuation cars feature period specification four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes with a Ples-sey pump, and Dunlop tyres with riveted two-piece magnesium alloy wheels.

Under the bonnet, the XKSS is supplied with a 262hp 3.4-litre straight six-cylinder Jaguar D-type engine. The engine features completely new cast iron blocks, new cast cylinder heads and three Weber DC03 carburetors.

Inside, the ‘new original' XKSS features perfect recreations of the original Smiths gauges. Everything from the wood of the steering wheel, to the grain of the leather seats, through to the brass knobs on the XKSS dashboard, is precisely as it would have been in 1957.

Minor specification changes have been made only to improve driver and passenger safety. The fuel cell, for example, uses robust, modern materials to support throughput of modern fuels.

Customer vehicles will be hand-built beginning this year, and it is estimated that 10,000 man hours will go into building each of the new XKSS cars.
Kev Riches, Jaguar Classic Engineering Manager, said: “The XKSS is one of the most important cars in Jaguar's history, and we are committed to making the ‘new original' version absolutely faithful to the period car in every way.

“From the number, type and position of all the rivets used – there are more than 2,000 in total – to the Smiths gauges on the dashboard, everything is the same as the original cars, be-cause that is the way it should be.”

Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “The XKSS continuation pro-gramme underlines the world-class expertise we have at Jaguar Land Rover Classic. We are committed to nurturing the passion and enthusiasm for Jaguar's illustrious past by offer-ing exceptional cars, services, parts and experiences.

“Jaguar Land Rover Classic is perfectly positioned to cater for this growing love for classics, with a new £7.5m global headquarters set to open in Coventry in 2017. We are looking for-ward to growing this business, supporting our existing customers and engaging with a whole new generation of global enthusiasts.”



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 13597 times
Posted on : Saturday, November 19, 2016  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Ferrari Unleashes a Spectrum of Emotions With The Launch of The 488 Passione Rossa
Next Story : H.R.H. Prince Michael of Kent inaugurates the Gulf Concours event at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Time for Some AIGNER Love
BOSS watches presents Navigator Collection
Absolutely Rejuvenated Skin to Start the New Year
Step into 2018 with skinade & slow down the signs of ageing
Glamazle.com names a Lipstick after Yardstick Marketing as a testimonial to the ...
SUC Conducted the 10th CEO Lecture Series
LG bets high on Premium TV Market with industry leading OLED Technology
Nouveau Lashes & Beauty – The Aftercare Range
With the Increasing Trend of Grooming Among Men, Kaya Skin Clinic Launches an Ex...
10 years on Bremont refreshes ALT1-P range
Dubai-based teen star Polina Butorina releases her debut album ‘Ocean of Emotions'
Sleigh your style with women'secret's festive collection
LPG Endermologie provides tips for you to stay healthy and glowing inside and out
Party Season Essentials at Paris Gallery
du Opens New Business Centre Facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza)
MEPRA announces winners of its 2017 awards
DIFF Closes With Full Force on the Red Carpet
Saint Honore presents the distinguished Haussmann for men in an elegant avatar
Lacoste Introduces Motion Collection
Festive and NYE Happenings at Tub of Butter
Switzerland wins a Good Design Award for the first chronograph-watch in history
Joyalukkas the World's Favourite Jeweller Now Launches in South Extension, Delhi
Joy of Christmas Feast with TWG Tea
Win 3000 Dollars with Splash
HydroPeptide Anti-Aging Skin Care Launches in UAE
Al Tayer Motors Celebrates 100 Years of Ford Pick-up Trucks
Registration Opens for the Fazza Championships for Falconry 2018
Ring in the New Year with Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach in JBR at Fogueira, Speake...
De'longhi Bean-to-cup Coffee Machines
DIFF Welcomes Robert Bosch Stiftung to the Festival's 14th Edition
SOUQ launches “Amazon Global Store” bringing over a million global products to t...
The First PappaRoti Boutique opens its doors for a luxurious experience at Emir...
El Sur - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year Offers
Huawei's ultimate gift guide for the 2017 Holiday Season
‘Be There' at The Dubai Mall this festive season and join in the Winter Celebra...
Step into Lili Miro's World of Luxury for Men
Pure Gold Jewellers Joins Forces with Disney to Launch Exclusive New Diamond Col...
Emirati Logistics Pioneer ‘Allied Transport' Awarded “Most Innovative & Regulate...
Three Day China Homelife Exhibition Begins in Dubai and Ensures Direct Sourcing ...
Mansour bin Zayed opens SIAL Middle East 2017 Exhibition
Middle Eastern countries recorded exports of US$ 765.8 billion and imports of US...
Pump Up Your Energy Level This December with H2GO
Xiaomi opens second Authorized Mi Store in the UAE
Mutual Recognition: DPM Launches Engineer Registration System
Dubai Customs wins “Best Customs Department in 2017” Award
World Future Energy Summit 2018 to map transition to a sustainable economy and l...
Emirates celebrates holiday season with special Christmas treats
Schneider Electric commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, doubling energ...
Cate Blanchett Announces Haifaa Al Mansour as Winner of Sixth IWC Filmmaker Awar...
The Home launches its first furniture hyper store in Dubai