Jaguar resumes engine production with 60 years of historyJune 24, 2020
The British manufacturer removes the old engine from the range and adds a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine, which was used in many models about 60 years ago.
The British are very fond of their automotive history, and brands such as Jaguar and Aston Martin are striving for the roots. For example, there has recently been news that Aston Martin is building a new DB5, and now Jaguar has something interesting.
This time we are talking about an engine, but not a simple engine, but a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine, mainly made of cast iron, which from 1958 to 1968 was used in the original legendary cars E-Type, S-Type, MKX, MkIX, Mk2, and XK150. The power unit with a special place in the history of Jaguar is now again available in a new form.
Jaguar Classic is responsible for cleaning and preparing the engine, which will be produced according to the original drawings. Probably now, after 60 years, the choice will be made in favor of new materials and solving possible problematic issues. New engines will be designed to directly replace the original, so they are likely to be available separately. Jaguar reports that, if desired, the serial number of the original 3.8L can be engraved on a new block slightly behind it to indicate that it is a modern copy. A converted, completely new version of the engine costs € 15,870.
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