7 new Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar C-Types are being made, because why not?
Is there a better colour than Flag Metallic Blue?
Hop back to the 1950s and Jaguar was in its endurance racing heyday, with a small team from Scotland spearheading that charge. Ecurie Ecosse – based out of Merchiston Mews in Edinburgh – won the Le Mans 24 Hours twice, and in 2021 the team is bringing its most legendary racecar back to life, only more beautiful and capable than ever.
Whoever decided to takes these photos in the highlands deserves a medal
Alasdair McCaig (a patron of Ecurie Ecosse) has decided to build seven new C-Types, acting as sister cars to the seven original racers that were campaigned by the team.
Why would you bother with any other colour than this?
Painted in the timeless Flag Metallic Blue of the originals with white decals and hand-airbrushed Ecurie Ecosse badges, there aren't many classic cars that can equal the prettiness of these 1950s icons.
Some serious Forza Horizon 4 vibes going on here
The Jaguar C-Type was a pioneering bit of kit back in the day, being the first racecar to be professionally honed in a wind tunnel, the first to use bag tanks taken from the aeronautical industry, and the first car to use disc brakes.
These seven new cars will take the traditional recipe of the car while uprating certain bits and pieces in a way that Wilkie Wilkinson (the Chief Engineer for Ecosse back in the '50s) would have approved. The steel spaceframe chassis has the same lightweight aluminium body placed on top, but they've both been widened and stiffened, along with being laser cut for extreme accuracy.
Those external exhausts are pure filth
Underneath you'll find not the original 3.4-litre XK engine, but the 4.2-litre variant used in later Jags, upping power to 300bhp and seeing the recreation car hit 156mph flat out.
The suspension and brakes have also been uprated, but the ultimate modification has been the use of a five-speed gearbox; no crunchy Moss gearbox here.
The aluminium seats are wrapped in blue leather, and I imagine there's a matching tonneau cover for those days when the weather is extra 'Scottish'
There has been no price revealed yet, but we can't imagine one of these Scottish stunners is going to be in any way cheap. Alasdair, I'll take two.