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Envisage Group’s craftsmanship skill key to Jaguar XKSS continuation

22 September 2017

Envisage Group has played an important role in the creation of nine new XKSS continuation models, replacing those lost in Jaguar’s Browns Lane fire of 1957.

The company was commissioned by Jaguar Classic to be the sole supplier of handcrafted body shells for the continuation model, to the exact specification of the original. The company was chosen because of its extremely rare expertise in handcrafted aluminium forming and body assembly. Envisage used English Wheel metal-forming techniques and precision hammer-forming to craft the complex XKSS bodies.

The working relationship between Jaguar and Envisage Group is an authentic reincarnation of the partnerships that existed in the era of the original D-type and XKSS, echoing the ties between Jaguar and specialist suppliers such as Abbey Panels.

“The Envisage Group is proud to have played a key role in the creation of the Jaguar XKSS continuation models,’ said Envisage Group CEO Chris Devane. “Our unique competence in hand-craftsmanship allows us to recreate automotive classics with exceptional quality and an unrivalled attention to detail while our ongoing investment in young people will ensure the future of these traditional skills.”

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