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Classic Cars

Jaguar Added Celebrities to Mille Miglia Drivers This Year

They include fashion icons, actors and prominent business people

 
 
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Jaguar will be mixing classics with the modern at the Mille Miglia

JaguarJaguarJaguarUnited Kingdom, 1922 > present53 models
2185 photos
16 videos
selected several celebrities to drive its cars in the Mille Miglia classic rally this year that runs from May 16 to May 19. They include actors, fashion icons, a former Le Mans winner and the grandson of Jaguar's founder.

Jaguar entered three C-TypesC-TypeJaguar C-TypeUnited Kingdom, 1951 > present1 photo
and three XK120sXK 120 RoadsterJaguar XK 120 RoadsterUnited Kingdom, 1948 > 195414 photos
into this year's Mille Miglia classic rally. The drivers include Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy, model David Dandy, Le Mans winner Andy Wallace, 20th Century Fox Chairman Jim Gianopulos, German actress Hannah Herzsprung, shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo Jr, model Yasmin Le Bon and Michael Quinn, racing driver Alex Buncombe, automotive journalist Chris Harris and grandson of Jaguar Founder Sir William Lyons. 

The Mille Miglia is open to cars built between 1927 and 1957. In 1952, Jaguar introduced disc brakes to racing in the C-Type in the race. 

 "Jaguar's 1952 entry into the Mille Miglia was hugely significant in the evolution of Jaguar products. Seductive design, intelligent performance and technological innovation were features of all Jaguar sports cars in the 1950s and 60s," said Jaguar's regional head for Europe Bernard Kuhnt.

There will also be five F-TypesF-Type (modern) Gen.1Jaguar F-Type (modern) Gen.1United Kingdom, 2012 > present34 versions
104 photos
3 videos
following behind the classics in the Mille Miglia.

It also created a short film to promote the classic race.

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JaguarJaguar
C-TypeC-Type
Engine
Straight 6
Displacement
210 cu in
Top Speed
144 mph
Transmission
4, Manual
Maximum power
203 hp @ 5800 rpm
Type
Convertible (cabrio)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
--
price
--
annual ownership cost
$ 1.042

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