Ecurie Ecosse Revives the 1969 Jaguar XJ13 Prototype Through Its Own Bespoke LM69

Limited to just 25 units.

By
Automotive
4,304 Hypes 4 Comments

Scottish racing team Ecurie Ecosse has breathed new air into Jaguar‘s vintage XJ13 prototype through the creation of its very own LM69.

For those unfamiliar, the XJ13 was a prototype racer built by Jaguar back in 1966 in an effort to return to Le Mans. It carried a massive quad-cam 5.0-liter V12 engine and was the British automaker’s first-ever mid-engined car, but despite these advancements, it remained just a prototype, its plans of racing never quite taking off.

To celebrate this missed opportunity and what-if story, Ecurie Ecosse took this historical racer and created the LM69 from it, a fully road-legal race car carrying elegantly sinuous bodywork inspired by the original Jaguar prototype. While it uses lighter materials, experimental aerodynamic components, and wider wheels and tires, one thing the bespoke automaker decided to retain is the core of the XJ13: its thunderous V12.

Limited to just 25 units made — the minimum amount required for the production vehicle to get approved for competition back in 1969 — you can learn more about the LM69 over on Ecurie Ecosse’s website.

Elsewhere in the automotive world, RM Sotheby’s is offering up seven of Drew Bowler’s famed Land Rover Defenders.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

nanamica's SS21 Editorial Is Set Against the Idyllic Coastline
Fashion

nanamica's SS21 Editorial Is Set Against the Idyllic Coastline

Highlighting a range of understated colors and hi-tech fabrics.

Nike's Air Force 1 '07 LX Lands In Bold "Photon Dust" Colorway
Footwear

Nike's Air Force 1 '07 LX Lands In Bold "Photon Dust" Colorway

A desert camo pattern for the court classic.

ACRONYM and Bisimoto's Redesigned Porsche 935 "Moby X" Is Futuristic and Fully Electric
Automotive

ACRONYM and Bisimoto's Redesigned Porsche 935 "Moby X" Is Futuristic and Fully Electric

Reworking the famous 1970s Porsche 935 “Moby Dick.”


Closer Look: adidas YEEZY BOOST 380 "Yecoraite"
Footwear 

Closer Look: adidas YEEZY BOOST 380 "Yecoraite"

Up close with the latest sneaker from Kanye West and the Three Stripes.

UK's MCM Comic-Con Set to Return to London and Birmingham This Year
Entertainment

UK's MCM Comic-Con Set to Return to London and Birmingham This Year

Alongside a “Metaverse” of virtual events.

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro "Wheat" Is Almost Here
Footwear

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro "Wheat" Is Almost Here

An all-year-round staple.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.