Jaguar C-Type

Jaguar C-Type

Year of production 1951 - 1953


Category: Racing cars

The Jaguar C-Type (also called the Jaguar XK120-C) is a racing sports car built by Jaguar and sold from 1951 to 1953. The "C" stands for "competition".

The car used the running gear of the contemporary XK120 in a lightweight tubular frame and aerodynamic aluminium body. A total of 53 C-Types were built.

The road-going XK120’s 3.4-litre twin-camstraight-6 engine produces between 160 and 180 bhp (134 kW). The C-Type version was originally tuned to around 205 bhp (153 kW). Later C-Types are more powerful, using triple twin-choke Webercarburettors and high-lift camshafts. They are also lighter, and from 1952 braking performance was improved by disc brakes on all four wheels. The lightweight, multi-tubular, triangulated frame was designed by Bob Knight.Malcolm Sayer designed the aerodynamic body. Made of aluminium in the barchetta style, it is devoid of road-going items such as carpets, weather equipment and exterior door handles.

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Jaguar Heritage Racing | Oldtimer Grand Prix Top Gear Live Convoy Hits The Track, Auckland NZ, 20 Feb 2010 Jaguar C-X16 Jaguar C-X16 und Concept_One auf der IAA Frankfurt

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