Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater 

  • built in England
  • 1950
  • 160 HP 3.4L
  • 133 mph
 
After making a lasting impression in the automotive world, Jaguar was forced to reconsider their XK120 in 1950 for larger scale production.
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In 1950, Jaguar took necessary steps to move towards large-scale production enabling Jaguar to produce over 12 000 examples.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater

0-60mph

Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater
9.8 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater
133 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater
30 s
Veyron
5.1 s

Data points Key details of the Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater

Horsepower

Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater
160 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater
195 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

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Jaguar XK120 Open Two Seater

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After Jaguar had won LeMans, and the XK120 debuted at the New York Auto show, Americans seriously started to consider British roadsters, propelling an entire industry of British sports cars made for export.
After making a lasting impression in the automotive world, Jaguar was forced to reconsider their XK120 in 1950 for larger scale production.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Jaguar
Type of car Production car
Year 1950
Highest auction price 1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Open Two Seater, $225k, August 2008

power & handling

Maximum hp 160 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Maximum torque 195 ft-lb @ 2,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,442 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 7:1
Bore/stroke 3.27 in / 4.17 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 2 valves

road tests

Top speed 133 mph
0-60mph 9.8 s
0-100mph 30 s

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Width 61.5 in
Height 49 in
Length 173 in
Front track width 51 in
Wheelbase 102 in
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