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Jaguar C-Type

(1951 model)

Brief specs of 1951 Jaguar C-Type

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3442 cm3 / 210.0 cu in / 210.0 cu in, 149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp @ 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm, 298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft @ 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 232 km/h / 144 mph / 144 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JaguarIssued from1951
ModelC-TypeIssued until
SerieC-TypeNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJaguarCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4040 l / 142.67 cu ft / 142.67 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3988 mm / 157.0 in / 157.0 inTotal (curb) weight965 kg / 2127 lb / 2127 lb
Width1638 mm / 64.5 in / 64.5 inDry weight
Height1080 mm / 42.5 in / 42.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity177 l / 39.0 UK gal / 46.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.50 m2 / 16.2 sq ft / 16.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerJaguarValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.0 mm / 3.27 in / 3.27 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke106.0 mm / 4.17 in / 4.17 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.78
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement3442 cm3 / 210.0 cu in / 210.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity573.67 cm3/cylinder / 35.007 cu in/cylinder / 35.007 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power149.1 kW / 199.9 hp / 199.9 hp at 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm / 5800 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque298.0 N·m / 219.8 lb·ft / 219.8 lb·ft at 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm / 3900 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)43.3 kW / 58.0 hp / 58.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.3 kW/l / 0.952 bhp/cu in / 0.952 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque86.6 N·m/l / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in / 0.76 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio2.93

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)6.10 s / 6.10 s / 6.10 sTop (maximal) speed232 km/h / 144 mph / 144 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)8.10 s / 8.10 s / 8.10 sPower-to-weight ratio207.2 kW/ton / 157.0 bhp/ton / 157.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle9.4 m / 30.8 ft / 30.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jaguar C-Type

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