This Impeccable Jaguar XJ13 Replica Is As Good As The Real Thing

Jun 13, 2019

Category: Rides

When it comes to the automotive world, replicas get an unreasonably bad rep. Sure, they don’t hold the same historical, emotional, or physical value of the original, but that doesn’t take away from the beauty of a finely-crafted recreation. The 1966 Jaguar XJ13 you see here is one such example — harkening back to the company’s “botched” return to the 24 Hours Of Le Mans that same year.

The vehicle’s original platform was created to retrieve the trophy for Jaguar in 1966. Sadly, due to a series of mishaps and unfortunate events, the production of the vehicle was halted, leaving only one prototype to carry the name of the XJ13 into the modern day. As such, it’s impossible to come across a genuine example available for purchase. That’s where New Zealand’s Rod Tempero and his extensive knowledge of European exotics has come into play — creating a one-of-a-kind replica that’s accurate down to every last nut and bolt. The highlight of the classic right-hand drive racecar is an immaculate 500-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-12 engine that’s been mounted under a see-through rear canopy — giving onlookers a front-row-seat to the machine’s illustrious velocity stacks, architecture, and tube roll bar. Better yet, the XJ13 will be available for auction via RM Sotheby’s in August — so keep your eyes peeled for more information.

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