The Jaguar D-Type was a two-seat sports car for racing, which was used in 1954 as a successor to the Jaguar C -Type.
The D -Type had the six-cylinder engine with 3442 cc and 184 kW. This would give two-seater racing cars around 250 km / h For the first time realized Jaguar a partially self-supporting structure, while there was a tube frame under the front of the car with the huge bonnet, for safety's sake received an extension along the transmission tunnel. Among other D-Type were 1955, 1956 and 1957 overall winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In 1955, Jaguar creates a " Production" limited series of the D -Type with previous specification as one reserving the work itself, the improvements made for 1955. From this range a few copies were unsold after a year that you knew with hood, bumpers and rear rack and a Jaguar XK -SS sold to American customers. Some copies of it burned early 1957, aufgingen as parts of the factory buildings in flames. A total of up to 1956 87 vehicles of this type were manufactured.
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Current models: XF ( X250 ) | XJ ( X351 ) | XK ( X150 ) | F -Type
From 1945: 1 ½ liter | 2 ½ liter | 3 ½ liter | Mark V | XK120 | Mark VII | C -Type | D-Type | XK140 | 2.4 Litre | Mark VIII | XK -SS | 3.4 Litre | XK 150 | Mark IX | Mark II | e-Type | Mark X 420 G and | S-Type | XJ 13 | 420 | 240 | 340 | XJ series I - III | XJS | XJ ( XJ40 ) | XJR- 15 | 220 XJ | XJ ( X300 ) | XK ( X100 ) | XJ ( X308 ) | X-Type | S-Type
1931-1940: S. S. 1 | S. S. 2 | S. S. 90 | S. S. 100 | S. S. 1 ½ liter | S. S. 2 ½ liter | S. S. 3 ½ liter
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- Racing cars in the 24 Hours of Le Mans