Jaguar XK120 Record Car 

  • built in England
  • 1952
  • 160 HP 3.4L
  • 174 mph
 
As a result of this achievment, a small brass plate was included on the dashboard of the XK120 describing the record run.
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Driver Norman Dewis piloted a modified XK120 with a small perspex bubble windscreen and it won the land speed record for a production car.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Jaguar XK120 Record Car

Top speed

Jaguar XK120 Record Car
174 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

Data points Key details of the Jaguar XK120 Record Car

Number built

Jaguar XK120 Record Car
1 car
Veyron
300 cars
Veneno
4 cars

Horsepower

Jaguar XK120 Record Car
160 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Jaguar XK120 Record Car

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It became the only Jaguar to hold a land speed record.
Driver Norman Dewis piloted a modified XK120 with a small perspex bubble windscreen and it won the land speed record for a production car.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Jaguar
Year 1952
Number built 1 car

power & handling

Maximum hp 160 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Maximum torque 195 ft-lb @ 2,500 RPM

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 174 mph

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown

physical dimensions

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