The Jaguar C-Type was Jaguar's first purpose-built racecar. It was based on the road-going Jaguar XK 120, but modified enough to be considered a "competition" car and earn the C-Type designation. It won the 24 Hours of LeMans twice in the 1950s as Jaguar climbed upon the world's racing stage.
Jaguar C-Type Specifications
|Configuration|| Front engine; one door, two seats|
|Suspension, front||Independent with torsion bars|
|Suspension, rear|| Live axle with torsion bars|
|Track, front (inches)||51|
|Track, rear (inches)||51|
|Overall length (inches)||157|
Jaguar C-Type Engines
|Type||Iron block, aluminum head with two overhead camshafts, two valves per cylinder|
| Displacement, liters/cc||3.4/3,442|
| Maximum horsepower||250 |
Jaguar C-Type Performance
| Best 0-60 mph (seconds)||8.0 |
| Best top speed (mph)||149|
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