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Jaguar D-Type


1954-1956 Jaguar D-Type Specifications

The Jaguar D-Type represented a rare blend of road-racing science and road-racing art. With a speed-conscious XK engine and monocoque chassis largely made of magnesium sheetmetal, the D-Type was the pinnacle of Jaguar performance for many years.

Jaguar D-Type Specifications

Years produced
1954-1956
Number built
71
ConfigurationFront engine; one-door, two-seat
Body style
Roadster
Suspension, front
Independent with torsion bars
Suspension, rear
Live axle with torsion bar
Wheelbase (inches)
90
Track, front (inches)
50
Track, rear (inches)
48
Overall length (inches)
154 to 161.5

Jaguar D-Type Engines

Engine XK-6
Type
I-6, iron block, aluminum head with two overhead camshafts, two valves per cylinder
Displacement, liters/cc
3.0/NA, 3.4/3442, 3.8/3781
Maximum horsepower
250, 265

Jaguar D-Type Performance

Best 0-60 mph (seconds)
4.7
Best top speed (mph)
179

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