TopGear drives the Jaguar D-Type

So I've been offered the open goal of driving this terrifyingly valuable Jaguar up the chuff of another terrifyingly valuable Jaguar. Hey ho. Park those thoughts and enjoy this utterly intoxicating, wonderful car.

This was the machine that the company's test driver Norman Dewis drove down from the factory to Le Mans test weekend in 1954. Here he is today, a sprightly feller in cowboy boots and bootlace tie, days away from his 93rd birthday. He tells me as he shows me the car that once he'd arrived at the circuit that spring day in '54, he took three seconds off the lap record.