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Jaguar Classic D-Type is continuation model perfection

Jaguar is going to make 25 very rich people very, very happy with its continuation model Le-Mans winner.

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Kyle Hyatt

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Even in a nontraditional color like this, the D-Type is a real heartbreaker.

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Giant fin, no wing, no spoilers mean no downforce. I hope you like sliding around!

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Look upon the 3.4-liter wide angle head, ye mighty, and despair!

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The Le Mans-style fuel filler is hidden in the fin. Yes, in the fin -- we're hyperventilating, too.

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Three-spoke wood-rimmed wheel and a whole mess of gauges? Looks perfect to us.

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With a non-adjustable steering wheel of that size, including doors to ease ingress and egress is kind of a futile gesture.

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That big straight-six makes a lot of power and consequently it produces a lot of heat. These louvers help keep it under control.

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Maybe this interior isn't ideal for long road trips, but it's so pretty that we'd suffer through one anyway. Imagine how good it smells.

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Jaguar Classic doesn't do things halfway. These period-correct Dunlop wheels hide the real secret to Jaguar's Le Mans success in the 1950s: four-wheel disc brakes.

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The leather bonnet strap almost feels like gilding the lily at this point, but who cares?

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There is no doubt that the four-speed box in the D-Type will take some muscling around and will likely be unforgiving of errors.

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