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  Jaguar C-Type Lightweight
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1953
Numbers built:3
Predecessor:Jaguar C-Type
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:August 01, 2018
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Engine
Configuration XK Straight 6
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast iron block, aluminium alloy head
Displacement 3,442 cc / 210 cu in
Bore / Stroke 83.0 mm (3.3 in) / 106.0 mm (4.2 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Camshaft Chain driven
Fuel feed 3 Weber Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 220 bhp / 164 kW @ 5,200 rpm
BHP/Liter 64 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body aluminium
Chassis steel tubular frame with separate front subframe
Front suspension double wishbones, torsion bar springs, hydraulic dampers
Rear suspension live axle, torsion bar springs, Panhard rod, hydraulic dampers
Brakes (fr/r) Dunlop Hydraulic, servo-assisted discs
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Clutch Dry, single plate
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 878 kilo / 1,936 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,990 mm (157.1 in) / 1,640 mm (64.6 in) / 980 mm (38.6 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,440 mm (96.1 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in) / 1,300 mm (51.2 in)
Fuel tank 227 Litre (60 Gallon US / 49.9 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels 6.5 x 16

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.25 bhp / kg
Top Speed 241 km/h (150 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1953 24 Hours of Le Mans (Tony Rolt / Duncan Hamilton in XKC 051)

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  Article Image gallery (33) Chassis (3) Specifications