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  Jaguar D-Type
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1955 - 1958
Numbers built:42
Internal name:XKD
Designed by:Malcolm Sayer
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 04, 2016
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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 45 DCO3 Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 250 bhp / 187 KW @ 5,750 rpm
Torque 325 Nm / 240 ft lbs @ 4,000 - 4,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 73 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis magnesium alloy monocoque with front subframe
Front suspension double wishbones, torsion bars, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension rigid axle, transverse torsion bar, telescopic shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes Dunlop discs, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 875 kilo / 1,929 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,910 mm (153.9 in) / 1,660 mm (65.4 in) / 1,120 mm (44.1 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,300 mm (90.6 in) / 1,270 mm (50 in) / 1,219 mm (48 in)
Fuel tank 164 Litre (43.3 Gallon US / 36.1 Gallon Imperial)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.29 bhp / kg
Top Speed 261 km/h (162 mph)
0-60 mph 4.2 s

Race history
Major wins
1956 24 Hours of Le Mans (Ron Flockhart / Ninian Sanderson in XKD 501)

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