Jaguar is to build the XKSS, known as the world’s first supercar, to be sold for more than £1 million each.
Nine XKSS’s will be hand built by Jaguar Classic to the exact specification as they appeared in 1957, replacing the cars lost due to the famous Browns Lane factory fire.
Tim Hannig (pictured above), director 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.”
The original cars were earmarked for export to the USA. But, just 16 were completed before the factory fire.
The nine modern incarnations are for a “select group of established collectors and customers”.
Each one will be hand-built at Jaguar’s new ‘Experimental Shop’ in Warwick.
Every car will be constructed to the same specifications as those first 16 made in 1957. The price will be in excess of £1 million.
Deliveries of the new Jaguar XKSS will start in early 2017.