Jaguar XK120 Supersonic 

  • 1952
  • 160 HP 3.4L
  • 133 mph
 
The car offered here is a rare example of an XK120 fitted with bespoke, non-factory coachwork, being one of only three XK120s bodied in 'Supersonic' style by the renowned Italian coachbuilder, Carrozzeria Ghia.
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In addition to the solitary Alfa and three XK120s, the Supersonic design also appeared on an Aston Martin and a number of FIAT 8V chassis.
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Road Tests Real world tests of the Jaguar XK120 Supersonic

0-60mph

Jaguar XK120 Supersonic
9.8 s
Veyron
2.7 s

Top speed

Jaguar XK120 Supersonic
133 mph
Agera R
260 mph
Veyron
253 mph

0-100mph

Jaguar XK120 Supersonic
30 s
Veyron
5.1 s

Data points Key details of the Jaguar XK120 Supersonic

Horsepower

Jaguar XK120 Supersonic
160 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

Torque

Jaguar XK120 Supersonic
195 ft-lb
Veyron
922 ft-lb
Agera R
888 ft-lb

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Jaguar XK120 Supersonic

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The car offered here is a rare example of an XK120 fitted with bespoke, non-factory coachwork, being one of only three XK120s bodied in 'Supersonic' style by the renowned Italian coachbuilder, Carrozzeria Ghia.
Offered with French Carte Grise, this unique XK120 represents a rare opportunity to acquire a car that is not only an important piece of Jaguar history, but also a milestone in the development of Italian coachbuilding in the innovating post-war years.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Jaguar
Year 1952

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 16.54 lb/hp
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

Curb weight 2,646 lb
Width 61.5 in
Height 49 in
Length 173 in
Front track width 51 in
Wheelbase 102 in
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