Jaguar C-Type

Jaguar C-Type Specifications

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

Years produced 1951-1953
Number built54
Configuration Front engine; one door, two seats
Body style Roadster
Suspension, frontIndependent with torsion bars
Suspension, rear Live axle with torsion bars
Wheelbase (inches) 96
Track, front (inches) 51
Track, rear (inches) 51
Overall length (inches)

Jaguar C-Type Engines

EngineInline 6
TypeIron block, aluminum head with two overhead camshafts, two valves per cylinder
Displacement, liters/cc
Maximum horsepower

Jaguar C-Type Performance

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

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