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
Veyron
253 mph
Veneno
220 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
Veyron
987 HP
Veneno
750 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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