This Man May Be The Greatest Living Test Driver In The World

This is Norman Dewis. Norman Dewis was the chief test driver and development engineer for Jaguar from 1952 to 1985. He played a key role in developing more than two dozen of Jaguar’s most famous vehicles. In short, Norman Dewis has had a more amazing life than most people ever will.

Dewis, who will celebrate his 95th birthday in a few months, is here to regale us with the stories of how he became a test driver, what it was like to race at Le Mans during the race’s golden years, and what it’s like to be considered a living legend in the latest XCAR video.

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It’s a long feature but it’s one of their best yet. Settle in, kick back, and get ready to hang out with a man who didn’t just witness motorsports history, but wrote it.

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