In celebration of the most extensive new product cycle in history, Jaguar announced today that it will run both C- and D-Types in a series of races returning the cars to competitive action.
The season-long series will see both cars racing on such tracks as Goodwood and the Nürburgring. Alongside the races, Jaguar said it also plans to support other historic automotive events like the Mille Miglia, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and each round of the E-type challenge in the U.K.
2012 marks the 60-year anniversary of the company being the first to race the first disc brake-equipped C-Type. Driven by Norman Dewis and Sir Stirling Moss, the car would go on that year to record the first win with disc brakes, paving the way for that technology to be implemented to the degree it is today.
“The Nürburgring Nordschleife presents a unique automotive challenge that Jaguar’s development team continually subject our current and future models to in order to perfect their attributes of quality, durability and dynamic precision. To also see historic works Jaguars in competitive action at the Nürburgring this year will be fascinating,” Jaguar Land Rover global head of communications, Frank Klaas said.