Jaguar C Type Lightweight.

Jaguar C Type Lightweight.

Cette Type D est la copie fidèle de la type D :Châssis: XKD 501 avant sa victoire au Mans en 1956

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

 

This Type D is the faithful copy of type D, Chassis: XKD 501 before its victory at Le Mans in 1956


XKD 501 Built in early 1955, is the first ever D-Type specially designed for a customer, Ecurie Ecosse. The car was bought by Jimmy Stewart, Jacky's older brother, for the race. He did not actually fly the XKD 501 because he crashed twice during training sessions in May. Each time, the D-Type had to be sent back to Jaguar for repair. The second accident also excluded him for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Later in the year, Desmond Titterington and Ninian Sanderson ran successfully on the British Isles. He has won several podiums and class wins.


For the 1956 season, it was equipped with a full-width windshield to comply with the latest regulations. A new engine has also been installed. The car kept its late 1955 form and even won a victory at Goodwood. At the round of the World Championship in Reims, he finished fourth behind three of the last D-Type series cars.
The XKD 501 was then presented at Le Mans for Sanderson and Ron Flockart. By the fourth hour, the three work cars had already abandoned, leaving the D-type, Scotland team to defend Jaguar's honors.

Avoiding trouble and running at a very competitive pace, the Scottish team has just managed this feat and won with this car, holding a seven-lap lead on Ferrari, second.

JAGUAR TYPE D

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