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Inside Jaguar: A Supercar Is Reborn

Duration: 1 x 56'

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With exclusive behind the scenes access to Jaguar’s new classic works, this insightful film documents the re-engineering of the Jaguar XKSS a model which lays claims to being the world’s first supercar.

A true engineering adventure, this incredible documentary follows a small team of 21st Century automotive artisans and world-class engineers as they hand build the Jaguar XKSS, from scratch.

The films offer classic car enthusiasts a unique and exclusive opportunity to go behind the scenes at Jaguar’s new Classic Works and some of the private workshops supporting the project, for example the race engine manufacturer and the specialist paint shop.

It explores the meticulous manufacturing entailed in restoring a 1950s super car, nearly 60 years after it was engulfed in a factory fire.

Specifically, master metalworkers who hand craft the stunning new body shell from sheet metal and the new race engine remanufactured from the crank up. The chassis frames undergo bronze welding and the windscreen is created in a giant pressure cooker.

Automotive alchemy create the super car’s chrome bling and a military grade, foam filled fuel tank is a surprising, F1-inspired finishing touch.

This is a true engineering adventure and a world first. Today they are amongst the most sought after cars in the world, the originals pricing at around £15 million apiece.

Awards:

Nominated for a Royal Television Society Award: 'Best Specialist Factual Programme'

For Channel 4