Ecurie Ecosse LM69 revealed! It's an old Jaguar XJ13 inspired V12 race car

07/25/2019

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Scottish motor racing team, Ecurie, has revived the 1966 Jaguar XJ13 race car in a new body named the LM69. Check the details of this vintage-like modern car!

Scottish motor racing company, Ecurie Ecosse, has resurrected the 1966 Jaguar XJ13 race car... it's now in a new body and name too, the Ecurie Ecosse LM69!

History of 1966 Jaguar XJ13 race car

For the sake of clarity, here’s a brief history of the Jaguar XJ13.

In 1966, Jaguar developed the XJ13 prototype race car to compete alongside other race cars at Le Mans car race in the mid-60s. However, the XJ13 never got to race because of a change of rules.

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Ecurie Ecosse LM69

The Ecurie Ecosse LM69 is inspired by 1966 Jaguar XJ13

Overview of Ecurie Ecosse LM69

Now, fast forward to this year, the car racing team, Ecosse, who didn't build any car in the 60s, decided to produce its own race car-inspired by vintage supercars. The Jaguar XJ13 was the lucky shot!

Naijauto gathered that Ecurie will be building only 25 units of the LM69. It is powered by a quad-cam V12 engine as used by Jaguar XJ13. However, the LM69 features a fixed roof, wings to amplify aerodynamically.

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The Ecurie Ecosse LM69 spotted together with the 1966 Jaguar XJ13

Composite materials were used in the construction of the LM69 to make it less weighty than the original race car.

According to the Scottish motor racing team:

"The bodywork’s aero agenda features experimental aerodynamic devices, with the car also fitted with wider wheels and a much-improved engine."

Although the LM69 was built in the 21st century, it complies with 1960s regulations. For instance, it’s built with the technology used by racing cars of that time. Curie Ecosse will be producing the car in the UK and each unit will be handbuilt by British specialized craftsmen.

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Ecurie will build only 25 units of the LM69 in the UK

The technical details of the LM69 weren't disclosed by Ecurie but we believe they will do just that when it’s premiered on September 8, in London.

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at Naijauto.com. She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in concise and friendly writing. 

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