Jaguar E2A 

  • built in England
  • 1960
  • 295 HP 3.0L
  • 190 mph
Two ducts just behind the doors provided cooling for the brakes.
After a successful decade of racing, Jaguar created a E2A, a new prototype that would lend its development to future racing and production cars.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Jaguar E2A

Top speed

Jaguar E2A
190 mph
253 mph
GT 86
140 mph

Data points Key details of the Jaguar E2A

Number built

Jaguar E2A
1 car
300 cars


Jaguar E2A
295 HP
987 HP

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Jaguar E2A
Compared to the long-nose D-Type, E2A was stretched six inches to maintain proper aerodynamics with the large windscreen.
Different materials were used in the engine, such as an aluminum block and titanium connecting rods.

1960 Jaguar E2A Prototype

Car & Driver News
Auto Shows arrow 1960 Jaguar E2A Prototype 2002 Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races This prototype Jag was an intermediate step between the D- and E-type models, and features the company's first use of fully independent suspension.
Jaguar officially withdrew from racing in 1956, but privateers continued to race Jags.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Jaguar
Type of car Race car
Year 1960
Number built 1 car


Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 2.14:1
  2. 2: 1.64:1
  3. 3: 1.28:1
  4. 4: 1:1
Axle ratio 3.31:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,929 lb
Width 62.8 in
Height 44.8 in
Length 170 in
Front track width 48 in
Wheelbase 96 in

road tests

Top speed 190 mph

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.54 lb/hp
Maximum hp 295 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,997 cc
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.35 in / 3.46 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves
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