The Jaguar XK -SS was a high performance sports car, which emerged in 1956 from the Jaguar D -Type.
The XK -SS had the six-cylinder engine of the Jaguar D -Type with 3442 cc displacement and 174 kW. Top speed was due to the comparatively large windshield at 250 km / h All vehicles caused by conversion of the still existing in the plant D-type and were intended for the U.S. market.
The vehicles received a weather cover, a windshield and a luggage rack. In the typical for the D -type tail fin has been omitted. The side pipes (lateral mufflers ) were preserved.
Until February 12, 1957 caused 17 rebuilt vehicles. That evening, a fire broke out in the plant, which destroyed 270 final or near vehicles, including any not yet converted D-Type models. Later, two have already been delivered to customers D-Type models were converted into XK -SS versions. The type of vehicle was no successor.
- Halwart Schrader: Typenkompass Jaguar - Passenger Cars since 1931 1st edition. . Engine book publishing house, Stuttgart 2001, ISBN 3-613-02106-4.
- Heiner Stertkamp: Jaguar - The Complete History from 1922 to today. 2nd edition. Heel, King Winter 2006, ISBN 3-89880-337-6.
- Between D-Type and E-Type Jaguar XK -SS. In: classic car market. No. 8, August 2006, ISSN 0939-9704, pp. 8 ff
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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