Designed by Malcom Sayer, an aviation expert, the D-Type was created to use the rushing atmosphere to its advantage, employing a monocoque tub and fitted with stressed aluminum body panels. The large fin out back helped to keep the car stable while flying down the Mulsanne straight, and looking over the curvaceous body, it’s not difficult to see the genesis of modern race car aerodynamics.
Easily recognized by the large aero fin sticking straight up at the rear, the D-Type is one of most visually stunning race cars of its era.
Providing the motivation was a 3.4-liter inline six-cylinder (and later, a 3.8-liter), which created upwards of 300 towards the end of its life cycle, netting three consecutive wins at Le Mans between 1955 and 1957.
A tribute to the most iconic racing car in the history of motorsport.