1954-1957 Jaguar D-type

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The Low Down

The D-type was Jaguar’s first monocoque-based racing car, replacing the space-frame C-type but, like its predecessor, having just one purpose: to win the Le Mans 24 Hours. The car’s lines were the work of Malco...

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Simon Says

“Amazingly futuristic and highly effective 180mph racing weapon with one objective: to win at Le Mans, which it did. Three times. A Spitfire for the road”

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Years built: 1954-1957
Make: Jaguar
Model: D-type
Coachbuilder: Factory
Body: Open
Engine Size: 3442cc DOHC straight-six
Bhp: 250
0-60 secs: 4.7 secs
Top Speed Mph: 160 mph
Category: Sports-Racing
Event Eligibility: Colorado Grand | Goodwood Revival | Le Mans Classic | Mille Miglia | Pebble Beach Concours | Villa d'Este

Did You Know?

Such was Sayer’s painstaking attention to aerodynamic purity, he worked closely with the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough to test and improve the long-nose D-type’s streamlin...