Jaguar to launch F-type
Jaguar Land Rover will showcase its legendary C-Type sports car at its showroom in Worli Mumbai from February 2. The Jaguar C-type is the car that brought the iconic British carmaker, now owned by Tata Motors, its first victory in the Le Mans 24-hour race.
The car will take part in the ‘Travel with Style’ Concours d’Elegance to be held in Mumbai on February 9 and 10.
In 2013, Jaguar plans to bring its new F-TYPE two-seat convertible sports car in India. The F-TYPE is a continuation of a sporting bloodline that stretches back 75 years and encompasses some of the most beautiful, thrilling and desirable cars ever built.
During the 1950s, Jaguar's founder Sir William Lyons sought to prove his cars were as fast and as strong as far more expensive rivals, with legends such as Sir Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn behind the wheel of the iconic C-Type and D-Type racers, JLR said in a statement.
The Jaguar C-Type that has arrived in India is the car in which Sir Stirling Moss won the 1952 Reims Grand Prix. In addition to this world-famous victory, it ran at the 1952 Monaco GP and in the hands of Moss – took victories at Boreham and Turnberry.
In 1951, the Jaguar C-Type won Le Mans at its first attempt, with a further victory in 1953. Its successor the D-Type took Le Mans wins in 1955, 1956 and 1957. Technical innovations such as the C-Type's disc brakes made their debut on Jaguars at Le Mans, and were rapidly adopted by car makers the world over.
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