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  Jaguar D-Type Works Long Nose
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1955 - 1956
Numbers built:5 in 1955 and 6 in 1956
Internal name:XKD
Designed by:Malcolm Sayer
Predecessor:Jaguar D-Type Works
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 03, 2013
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Engine
Configuration XK Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast iron block, aluminium head
Displacement 3,442 cc / 210 cu in
Bore / Stroke 83.0 mm (3.3 in) / 106.0 mm (4.2 in)
Compression 9.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed 3 Weber DC03 Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 270 bhp / 201 KW @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 325 Nm / 240 ft lbs @ 4,000 rpm
BHP/Liter 78 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis magnesium alloy monocoque with front subframe
Front suspension double wishbones, torsion bars, Girling telescopic dampers
Rear suspension live axle, trailing links, transverse torsion bar, Girling telescopic dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Dunlop discs, all-round
Gearbox Jaguar 4 speed Manual
Clutch Dry, triple plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 880 kilo / 1,940 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,102 mm (161.5 in) / 1,659 mm (65.3 in) / 800 mm (31.5 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,294 mm (90.3 in) / 1,270 mm (50 in) / 1,330 mm (52.4 in)
Fuel tank 164 Litre (43.3 Gallon US / 36.1 Gallon Imperial)
Tyres 6.50 / 16

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.31 bhp / kg
Top Speed 280 km/h (174 mph)
0-60 mph 7.0 s

Race history
Major wins
1955 24 Hours of Le Mans (Mike Hawthorn / Ivor Bueb in XKD 505)
1957 24 Hours of Le Mans (Ron Flockhart / Ivor Bueb in XKD 606)

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  Article Image gallery (108) Chassis (6) Specifications