Jaguar Enthusiasts Club

Jaguar XK100

Production: 1948

Production Type: Prototype

The Jaguar XK100 is a sports car project with an all-new 2-litre XG engine that has closed for unknown reasons.


Jaguar XK100 Overview

Other than the engine, the XK100's specifications were largely similar to the XK120's.

Jaguar XK100 Technical Specification

Engine: Two-liter four-cylinder engine with two camshafts, 1995 s.s. (105 bhp, 5000 rpm), bore and stroke 80.5×98 mm., compression ratio 7:1 (8:1), high quality cast iron block, high strength aluminum alloy cylinder head with spherical combustion chambers, aluminum pistons, light alloy connecting rods, forced lubrication system with submersible pump and Tecalemit filter, two horizontal SU carburetors with electric throttle, crankshaft with 3 bearings.

Gearbox: Four-speed helical synchronized gearbox. Borg&Beck clutch disc (10″), Hardy Spicer shaft.

Gear ratios: 1at - 13.79, 2at - 8.1, 3at - 5.59, top - 4.09.

Body: Aerodynamic aluminum body with two seats, spacious trunk in the rear with a special compartment for a spare wheel and tools, adjustable bucket seats, pockets on the doors.

Roof: Mohair roof hidden behind the rear seats with removable side screens.

Finishing: Made of high quality leather, floor with felt backing.

Dimensions: Weight - 21 1/2 cwt. Overall length - 14' 0 ", width - 5' 1 ", height - 4' 2 ", ground clearance - 7 1/2 ". Wheelbase - 8′ 6″, front track width – 4′ 3″, rear track width – 4′ 2″.

Dashboard: Speedometer 120 mph, rpm gauge, ammeter, oil gauge, coolant temperature gauge, fuel gauge with warning light, electric clock.

Control: Burman with screw and ball nut. 18 inch steering wheel.

Wheels and tires: Forged steel rims with Dunlop 6.00×16 tyres.

Electrical: Lucas de Luxe 12 volt with 64 amp battery (10 hour charge), voltage control system, centrifugal ignition advance, headlights and wing lamps, brake lights, instrument panel illumination, dual horn, wipers , cigarette lighter, starter, heating system only as an additional option.

Suspension: Independent front suspension with wishbone and torsion bar. Telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers. Rear transverse leaf springs with Girling PV.7 hydraulic dampers.

Brakes: Girling dual pad hydraulic brakes, Millenite drums with integrated vents.

Gas Equipment: 15 gallon tank (25 gallon surcharge) with two SU electric pumps

Colors: Body/Interior: Bronze/Biscuit, Pale Brown; Birch/Biscuit, Red; Green suede/Green suede; Black/Biscuit, Dark Beige; Black/Biscuit, Red; Red/Biscuit, Red; Silver/Red; Silver/Light Blue, Dark Blue; Pastel Blue Metallic/Light Blue, Navy Blue; Pastel Green Metallic/Green Suede; Cream/Biscuit, Red; Cream/Biscuit, Dark Beige.

Jaguar XK100 Photogallery

More Jaguar Models