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Jaguar D-Type

(1954 model)

Brief specs of 1954 Jaguar D-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, 186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 328.0 N·m / 241.9 lb·ft / 241.9 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 261 km/h / 162 mph / 162 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JaguarIssued from1954
ModelD-TypeIssued until
SerieD-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)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length3912 mm / 154.0 in / 154.0 inTotal (curb) weight864 kg / 1905 lb / 1905 lb
Width1670 mm / 65.7 in / 65.7 inDry weight
Height1041 mm / 41.0 in / 41.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2286 mm / 90.0 in / 90.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity168 l / 37.0 UK gal / 44.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.71  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.48 m2 / 15.9 sq ft / 15.9 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) 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 supply3 We 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
SumpdryMax. output power186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque328.0 N·m / 241.9 lb·ft / 241.9 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)69.1 kW / 92.7 hp / 92.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output54.1 kW/l / 1.190 bhp/cu in / 1.190 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque95.3 N·m/l / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in / 0.83 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.54

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)3.90 s / 3.90 s / 3.90 sTop (maximal) speed261 km/h / 162 mph / 162 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)4.70 s / 4.70 s / 4.70 sPower-to-weight ratio289.4 kW/ton / 219.2 bhp/ton / 219.2 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)12.10 s / 12.10 s / 12.10 sFuel 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-lock2.3Turning circle9.8 m / 32.2 ft / 32.2 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearLive axle, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front7.00 x 16Tyres rear7.00 x 16
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jaguar D-Type

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