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Jaguar XK120

Production: 1948 - 1954

Production Type: Mass Production

Produced: 12055

The Jaguar XK120 was a first sports car since SS 100 production ended in 1939. Beginning in 1948, the first 242 cars wore wood-framed open 2-seater bodies with aluminium panels. Production switched to the 1cwt or 51 kg (112 lb) heavier all-steel in early 1950. The "120" in the name referred to the aluminium car's 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed, which made it the world's fastest production car at the time of its launch. The XK120 was eaven faster with the windscreen removed. A version with a smaller engine (2,0 L, 4-cylinder) designated the XK100 and intended for the UK market was cancelled prior to production.

Jaguar XK120 Technical Specification

Engine
3.4 L XK I6 – 160 bhp, 119 kW, 5000 rpm
3.4 L XK I6 SE – 180 bhp, 134 kW, 5300 rpm

Transmission
4-Speed Manual

Acceleration
10 Seconds (0-97 kmh / 0-60 mph)

Body Style
2-Door Fixed-head Coupé (FHC)
2-Door Drophead Coupé (DHC)
Open Two-seater (OTS) / Roadster

Dimensions
Length:
4,394 mm / 173 in
Width:
1,562 mm / 61.5 in
Height:
1,334 mm / 52.5 in

Wheelbase
2,591 mm / 102 in

Weight
1286 kg / 2,835 lb

Jaguar XK120 Models

Drophead Coupé
Production: 12,045 (LHD: 1,660, RHD: 10,385)

Open Two-seater (Roadster)
Production: 7,606 (LHD: 1,170, RHD: 6,436) 

Fixed-head Coupé
Production: 2,671 (LHD: 195, RHD: 2,477)

LT (Lightweight)
Production: 3 (As a beckup for competition at Le Mans 1951)

Jaguar XK120 also called

Jaguar XK120 DHC
Jaguar XK120 OTS
Jaguar XK120 FHC
Jaguar XK120 3.4L
Jaguar XK120 SE
Jaguar XK120 LT
Jaguar XK120 M

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