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Jaguar resurrects the XKSS, the world’s first supercar

Jaguar fait renaître les XKSS By ,

Jaguar is resurrecting the XKSS, the world’s first supercar, with an extremely limited production of nine units, all fully assembled by hand according to the exact specifications of the 1957 models.


Jaguar originally made the road-going XKSS to pay homage to the D-Type that won three consecutive Le Mans races from 1955-1957.


“The XKSS occupies a unique place in Jaguar's history and is a car coveted by collectors the world over for its exclusivity and unmistakable design,” said Tim Hannig, Director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic.

 

The original cars were earmarked for export to the U.S., however, just 16 were completed before the Browns Lane factory fire. Now, 59 years later, Jaguar is going to build the nine 'lost' XKSS sports cars for a select group of established collectors and customers.


Deliveries of the exclusive Jaguar XKSS will start in early 2017. The price will be in excess of £1 million ($1.87 million CAD).