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Jaguar E-Type 3.8

(1961 model)

Brief specs of 1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3781 cm3 / 230.7 cu in / 230.7 cu in, 197.6 kW / 265.0 hp / 265.0 hp @ 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm, 353.0 N·m / 260.4 lb·ft / 260.4 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JaguarIssued from1961
ModelE-Type 3.8Issued until
SerieE-TypeNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerJaguarCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4375 mm / 172.2 in / 172.2 inTotal (curb) weight1234 kg / 2721 lb / 2721 lb
Width1657 mm / 65.2 in / 65.2 inDry weight
Height1225 mm / 48.2 in / 48.2 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2438 mm / 96.0 in / 96.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1270 mm / 50.0 in / 50.0 inWeight distribution (front)49.6 % / 49.6 % / 49.6 %
Ground clearance140 mm / 5.5 in / 5.5 inFuel capacity64 l / 14.0 UK gal / 16.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.79  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.73 m2 / 18.6 sq ft / 18.6 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 constructionBore87.0 mm / 3.43 in / 3.43 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke106.0 mm / 4.17 in / 4.17 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.82
Fuel supply3 SU carbsEngine displacement3781 cm3 / 230.7 cu in / 230.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity630.17 cm3/cylinder / 38.455 cu in/cylinder / 38.455 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power197.6 kW / 265.0 hp / 265.0 hp at 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm / 5500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque353.0 N·m / 260.4 lb·ft / 260.4 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)64.9 kW / 87.0 hp / 87.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.3 kW/l / 1.148 bhp/cu in / 1.148 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque93.4 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.31

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)5.60 s / 5.60 s / 5.60 sTop (maximal) speed241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)6.90 s / 6.90 s / 6.90 sPower-to-weight ratio214.8 kW/ton / 162.7 bhp/ton / 162.7 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)16.20 s / 16.20 s / 16.20 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
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock2.5Turning circle11.3 m / 37.1 ft / 37.1 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent,Trans Trailing link, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontDunlop RS5 6.40 x 15Tyres rearDunlop RS5 6.40 x 15
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter front279 mm / 11.0 in / 11.0 inBrake diameter rear254 mm / 10.0 in / 10.0 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jaguar E-Type 3.8

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