An insight into the design, engineering, maintenance and operation of Jaguar's Le Mans-winning sports car
The Jaguar D-Type is the iconic 1950s Jaguar sports racing car that won a hat-trick of Le Mans victories from 1955 to 1957. Revolutionary at the time, the D-Type was designed with aerodynamics in mind, and featured an aluminium monocoque cockpit section, a bag-type fuel tank in the tail, and a dry-sump engine lubrication system. The D-Type first appeared at Le Mans in 1954, finishing second. After winning in 1955 and 1956, D-Types took five of the top six places in 1957. Today, genuine D-Types are highly sought-after, and many examples are still active in historic racing. In February 2014, a 1955 D-Type, with race history, was sold for a record price of £2.7 million.
This Manual includes numerous contemporary photographs, in addition to detailed images of various D-types in the workshop today, and input from restoration specialists and engineers. A fascinating insight into a legendary sports racing car.
The D-Type story
Anatomy of the D-Type
The engineer's view
The driver's view
The owner's view
Individual chassis histories
Restoration and historic racing
Appendix: D-Type specifications
Buch, Hardcover, 21 x 27,5 cm, 156 Seiten, ca. 250 größtenteils farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text