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Jaguar XKE History

1961-1968 Jaguar XKE Specifications

The Jaguar XKE was formally introduced to the world at the Geneva auto show in March 1961. Sired directly from the D-Type racing car, the speedy -- and lovely -- XKE instantly sparked a sensation, and yet another sports-car revolution for Jaguar.

Jaguar XKE Specifications

Years produced
Number built
ConfigurationFront engine; two-seat and 2+2
Body style
Coupe, convertible, 2+2 coupe
Suspension, front
Independent with torsion bars
Suspension, rear
Independent with four coil springs
Wheelbase (inches)
96 (105 for 2+2)
Track, front (inches)
Track, rear (inches)
Overall length (inches)
175.5 (184 for 2+2)

Jaguar XKE Engines

Engine XK-6
I-6, iron block, aluminum head with two overhead camshafts, two valves per cylinder
Displacement, liters/cc
3.8/3781, 4.2/4235
Maximum horsepower
250, 265

Jaguar XKE Performance

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

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