Jaguar D-Type Prototype 

  • built in England
  • 1954
  • 245 HP 3.4L
  • 174 mph
 
Before Jaguar started to produce the D-Type, a small group of pre-production cars were made starting with the prototype chassis XKC401.
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Initial tests on the unpainted prototype revealed a top speed of 178 mph, almost 30mph faster than the Type-C.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Jaguar D-Type Prototype

0-60mph

Jaguar D-Type Prototype
7 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Jaguar D-Type Prototype
174 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Jaguar D-Type Prototype

Number built

Jaguar D-Type Prototype
1 car
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

Jaguar D-Type Prototype
245 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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This car became the testbed for the new ideas that Malcom Sayer and others would implement into their already winning C-Type design.
Before Jaguar started to produce the D-Type, a small group of pre-production cars were made starting with the prototype chassis XKC401.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Jaguar
Type of car Race car
Year 1954
Number built 1 car

power & handling

Maximum hp 245 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 240 ft-lb
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,442 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.27 in / 4.17 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 174 mph
0-60mph 7 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Axle ratio 3.54:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 406/? 140
Rear wheels 406/? 140

physical dimensions

Width 65.5 in
Height 54 in
Length 154 in
Front track width 50 in
Wheelbase 90.6 in
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