Old Jaguar Sports Car
Like the original, each XKSS will have a 3.4-litre, straight-six engine developing 250bhp. Every car will be constructed to the same specifications as the first 16 made in 1957, with every aspect fully certified by Jaguar.
Other famous continuation cars include the 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato, as well as the Ford GT40 and AC Cobra.
In mid-March, Jaguar Land Rover renamed its Heritage business as Jaguar Land Rover Classic. It is a division of JLR’s Special Operations and is dedicated to providing cars, services, parts and experiences to owners and fans of classic Jaguars and Land Rovers around the world.
Tim Hannig, the director of Jaguar Land Rover Classic, said: “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.
“Jaguar Classic’s highly skilled team of engineers and technicians will draw on decades of knowledge to ensure each of the nine cars is completely authentic and crafted to the highest quality.
“Our continuation XKSS reaffirms our commitment to nurture the passion and enthusiasm for Jaguar’s illustrious past by offering exceptional cars, services, parts and experiences.”