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Jaguar E-Type V12

(1972 model)

Brief specs of 1972 Jaguar E-Type V12

2-door 2-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 12-cylinder 24-valve V engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 5344 cm3 / 326.1 cu in / 326.1 cu in, 186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)JaguarIssued from1972
ModelE-Type V12Issued until
SerieE-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

Length4674 mm / 184.0 in / 184.0 inTotal (curb) weight1530 kg / 3373 lb / 3373 lb
Width1683 mm / 66.3 in / 66.3 inDry weight
Height1295 mm / 51.0 in / 51.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2667 mm / 105.0 in / 105.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1384 mm / 54.5 in / 54.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)53.0 % / 53.0 % / 53.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.85 m2 / 19.9 sq ft / 19.9 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders12
Engine TypeV engine (V12)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerJaguarValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore90.0 mm / 3.54 in / 3.54 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke70.0 mm / 2.76 in / 2.76 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.29
Fuel supply4 Ze-St carbsEngine displacement5344 cm3 / 326.1 cu in / 326.1 cu in
Engine Main bearings7Unitary capacity445.33 cm3/cylinder / 27.176 cu in/cylinder / 27.176 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio9.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power186.4 kW / 250.0 hp / 250.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque390.0 N·m / 287.6 lb·ft / 287.6 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)74.4 kW / 99.7 hp / 99.7 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output34.9 kW/l / 0.767 bhp/cu in / 0.767 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque73.0 N·m/l / 0.64 lb·ft/cu in / 0.64 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)6.00 s / 6.00 s / 6.00 sTop (maximal) speed217 km/h / 135 mph / 135 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)7.40 s / 7.40 s / 7.40 sPower-to-weight ratio163.4 kW/ton / 123.8 bhp/ton / 123.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)18.50 s / 18.50 s / 18.50 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-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Torsion bar, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Lower wishbone, Radius arms, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Jaguar E-Type V12

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