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Jaguar XKSS

Production: 01/21/1957

Production Type: Limited Edition

Produced: 16

The Jaguar XKSS is a road-going version of the Jaguar D-Type racing car, initially built in 1957. Only 16 were built and sold at the time. Nine were destroyed in a factory fire in 1957. Only minor changes were made to the basic D-type structure: the addition of a passenger side door; the removal of the large fin behind the driver; and the removal of the divider between passenger and driver seats. In addition, changes were made for cosmetic, comfort and legal reasons: a full-width, chrome-surrounded windscreen was added; sidescreens were added to both driver and passenger doors; a rudimentary, folding, fabric roof was added for weather protection; chromed bumpers were added front and rear, a styling cue later used on the E-type. Higher on the wings were mounted XK140 rear light clusters and thin chrome strips were added to the edges of the front light fairings.

Jaguar XKSS Technical Specification

Engine
3.4 L XK6 I6

Transmission
4-Speed Manual

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

Body Style
Roadster

Dimensions
Length:
3,990 mm / 157.1 in
Width:
1,660 mm / 65.4 in
Height:
1,120 mm / 44.1 in

Wheelbase
2,300 mm / 90.6 in

Weight
921 kg / 2,030 lb

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