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
|Number built ||71 |
|Configuration||Front 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
|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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