The Revival Motorsport D Type was developed with the specific idea of building cars to run in a ‘one make’ gentleman driver event. Approximately eight cars were built in the early 2000’s but eventually ran in a number of race series but mainly in ‘powered by Jaguar’ events. The competition tubular steel chassis was clothed by a mixture of a fibre glass and carbon fibre body, the bonnet is formed from single layer of carbon fibre with a carbon under tray and splitter, a full roll cage, plumbed in fire extinguisher system with external firing mechanism, electrical cut out, racing battery, slave battery with external plugged connection and an alloy fuel cell. This particular car was probably the most developed of the cars built, as many have been returned to ‘road use’, it has a 4. 4 litre dry sump Jaguar straight six with a twin plug cylinder head. JE Pistons, steel conrods, two inch inlet valves with standard exhaust valves, a new crankshaft and mapped ignition with DTA off the front crankshaft. The fuel injection system has Weber injectors and Jenvey throttle bodies. A Rob Beere flywheel transmits the power and a modified rear lip seal corrects common crank oil leaks. Additional specification includes an oil cooler, alloy radiator and thermo electric fan. The Gearbox is a 5 speed dogleg box, Glebe based on a T5 unit with a Tremac casing, the clutch is a 7 1/4 inch twin plate. The rear axle has a limited slip differential fitted with a magnesium casing and is geared to reach 135mph in top gear. The brakes are made by Alcon and are hand assembled with a named assembler, the rear brakes differ from the standard inboard set up and have been modified and mounted outboard for ease of servicing. The suspension comprises of a set of Penske three way adjustable oil and nitrogen coil overs.
This phenomenal package was said to have a cost in excess of £120,000 but was well worth it, a dyno chart supplied with the car shows a staggering 379bhp @ 7000rpm and 352lbs of torque at 5000rpm!! Hardly surprising then that this car was a front runner in the AMOC Intermarque and Jaguar Racing series. In 2008 at Mallory Park the car won the outright fastest lap of 52. 994 seconds beating 3 Ferrari’s, 4 Aston Martin’s and a number of race prepared Porsches. Often qualifying and finishing on the podium, this is a very competitive car that has a proven successful history on the circuit. It is still eligible for a number of race series or could simply be used for track days. It is road registered if you are brave enough ! Having been maintained regularly it is in good running order and is ready to go, it received recommissioning work last year and has only covered a few miles since, cosmetically the car is still in good order and comes with a small history file and current UK V5C logbook.