In 1966, Jaguar brought about a much-hailed prototype of a race car named the XJ13 for the Le Mans 24. At the very best, the project was a stillbirth, though it gave us a taste of some great things the automaker could have achieved had everything gone to plan.
This dream is nonetheless being revived by a Scottish builder, Ecurie Cars for its Ecurie Ecosse racing team. One of the main achievements in the newly crafted machine is that it will be completely road legal. Named the Ecurie Ecosse LM69 sports car it is viewed as befitting tribute to the stillborn but ambitious prototype Jaguar XJ13 Le Mans.
Makers of the Ecosse car say that it will have features and technology found on cars not later than no later than 1969. This, apparently, will also be exemplified in the vehicle’s design. Conspicuously, this car isn’t entirely the fallen Jaguar’s replica.
That one never had a fixed roof or rear wing and winglets for enhancing its aerodynamic. The modern version also features a much wider set of wheels. Lots of materials used on this car are also aimed at achieving a much lighter weight.
Under the hood is a quad-cam, V12 engine that is naturally aspirated and takes in 5.3-litre. It takes in fuel through a mechanical fuel injection system complete with distributors.
In keeping to the Jaguar’s legacy this engine will be developed with a similar calibration of the XJ13’s engine. This means it should be in a position to pull 502bhp and 517Nm of torque. The top speed is capped at 177 mph.
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