The 1953 Le Mans winning Jaguar C-Type
From 1947-1957 Duncan was one of Britain's celebrated racing drivers. He
drove Formula One and Two Grand Prix cars from Lago-Talbot, Maserati, HWM
and Gordini, plus works team sports cars for both Jaguar and Ferrari. He
won two legendary endurance races -- the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours and the 1954
Reims 12 Hours.
2015 Jaguar XE, first presentation
2015 Jaguar XE, first presentation
London, 8th September, 2014 - The Jaguar XE has been revealed to the world
during a star-studded event held at Earl’s Court, London.
A true driver’s car, the rear-drive Jaguar XE redefines the concept of
the sports saloon thanks to its advanced lightweight construction,
streamlined styling, luxurious interior, and outstanding ride and handling.
The XE goes on sale in 2015, with the high-performance S model at the top
of the range.
The XE S rewards drivers with the responsiveness and refinement of its
supercharged 3.0-litre V6. Generating 340PS and 450Nm of torque, this
high-revving engine is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with
paddle shift controls, giving the driver immediate access to the
vehicle’s incredible reserves of power. Accelerating to 0-60mph in just
4.9 seconds, the XE S has an electronically-limited maximum speed of
High-efficiency 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel: 75mpg, 99g/km CO2
Aluminium-intensive monocoque – the first in the mid-size segment
Exhilarating performance, precise handling, supple ride
Dynamic design, classic rear-drive stance
Lightest and stiffest Jaguar saloon yet
Most aerodynamic Jaguar ever made: Cd 0.26
Intuitive new InControl infotainment system
Intelligent Active Safety technologies to support the driver
Low cost of ownership: highly competitive fuel economy, emissions,
insurance ratings, service intervals and residual values
Indicative pricing for the XE range: from £27,000
The first Ingenium engines to come off the line are 2.0-litre four-cylinder
diesels. Clean combustion, variable Exhaust valve timing and sophisticated Exhaust gas aftertreatment ensure Euro 6
compliance and take the XE’s CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km in the case
of the 163PS/380Nm variant*. More powerful versions will be available too,
combining exceptional fuel economy and even greater responsiveness.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged direct
injection petrol engines are powerful and refined and generate strong
torque from low speeds, ensuring excellent launch performance and mid-range
response. Two ratings will be available in the XE, and both will be offered
with a lighter version of the ZF 8HP automatic used in the rest of the
Jaguar range: this benchmark eight-speed transmission is controlled using
Jaguar’s unique rotary shift selector. Ingenium diesels will also be
available with a highly efficient six-speed manual – low viscosity oil
and pseudo dry-sump lubrication cut parasitic losses. All of the XE’s
transmissions are characterised by exceptionally smooth, quiet shifts.
The XE is the first car in the world to be equipped with All Surface
Progress Control (ASPC). This all-new system, developed with the input of
decades of Jaguar Land Rover experience in off-road traction systems, works
like a low-speed cruise control. ASPC functions between 3.6km/h and 30km/h:
by precisely controlling the brake system and the powertrain it delivers
optimum traction in the most slippery conditions without skidding and
without the driver using the pedals.
Jaguar is one of the first manufacturers in the segment to use stereo
camera technology. This state-of-the-art sensor is the ‘eyes’ of the
XE’s autonomous emergency braking system, providing highly accurate
measurements of speed and distance of objects ahead, and can initiate full
braking to avoid or mitigate a collision.
The stereo camera performs traffic sign recognition and lane departure
warning functions too. The XE also offers systems such as adaptive cruise
control, closing vehicle sensing, blind spot monitoring, semi-automated
parallel and bay parking, and reverse traffic detection.Full details of the
entire XE range will be announced at the Paris Motorshow in October.
Jaguar C-Type Engine Test/ Revving
Me seeing how my dad's Jaguar C-Type replica sounds. It's not quite
finished, still needing some interior trim, headlamp covers, and white
A red light came on while I was revving, which turned out to be related to
oil pressure. There is a leak that needs to be fixed.
The engine is a 4.2XK engine from a Series 2 E-Type, with Triple Webers. A
genuine C-Type would have a 3.4, usually with twin SU carbs. The 4.2 is an
easier route to a good power output and ostensibly the same engine.
CJR Jaguar C type at Castle Combe
Oli giving the C type a run round Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire with
the C Type club 1st July 2013. the track is bumpy in places and difficult
to get right, most of the track was done in 3rd and 4th only using 2nd for
the second chicane. Max speed about 120 mph on the run from the start
finish to quarry bend -- never got into 5th
Jan Lammers on how Jaguar nearly lost the 1988 Le Mans
1988 Le mans winning driver, Jan Lammers, explains how he nursed the
Jaguar XJR9 to victory.
This interview features in the documentary DVD "The Jaguar's Roar",
produced by Definition Media and available from http://www.jag88.com.
Triumph TR4 (TRS) - 1961 Le Mans 24hrs (10th June 1961)
Triumph at Le Mans (1961)
June 10th 1961 From the Standard Triumph archives
Commentary by Raymond Baxter
This is a promotional film produced by the Standard Triumph Motor Company
of Coventry, England. The film documents the 1961 24hr of Le Mans and the 3
Triumph TR4S racing prototypes entered by the company. This was a follow up
to a similar but less than successful effort by the company the previous
year, which was also documented on film.
Jaguar XE Launch
Watch here on September 8th 2014 at 13:15 EST/ 18:15 GMT 19:15 BST/ 20:15
To see an action packed evening of celebrity entertainment and global
launch of the all new Jaguar XE.
Jaguar C Type first drive
Compared to modern day Supercars, the Jaguar C Type couldn't be more
different... and an SCD member finds out! Great day.
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