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Jaguar's Racing Milestones

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Jaguar's Racing Milestones
  • Jaguar’s long and illustrious history in motorsport has forever informed the evolution of our road cars. Our entry into Formula E will continue this legacy, steering the course for our future electric vehicles.

  • OUR RACING CARS

  • XK120

    Date: 1948 - 1954 
    Top Speed: 124.6 mph / 200.5 km/h 
    Engine capacity: 3,442 cc / 201 ci 
    Power: 160 bhp / 119 kW 
    Fact: XK120 is the world's fastest production car at launch

  • C-TYPE

    Date: 1951 - 1953 
    Top Speed: 144 mph / 231.7 km/h 
    Engine capacity: 3,442 cc / 210 ci 
    Power: 207 bhp / 154 kW 
    Fact: C-Type disc brakes became an automotive standard

  • D-TYPE

    Date: 1954 - 1957 
    Top Speed: 162 mph / 260.7 km/h 
    Engine capacity: 3,442 cc / 210 ci 
    Power: 250 bhp / 186 kW 
    Fact: D-Type won at the Le Mans in 1955, 1956, 1957

  • XJS

    Date: 1975 - 1996 
    Top Speed: 153 mph / 246.2 km/h 
    Engine capacity: 4,235 cc / 258 ci 
    Power: 285 bhp / 212 kW 
    Fact: XJS won at Spa 24 Hours 1983

  • XJR

    Date: 1983 - 1991 
    Top Speed: 229 mph / 368.5 km/h 
    Engine capacity: 6,995 cc / 426 ci 
    Power: 750 bhp / 559 kW 
    Fact: XJR-12 won first and second places at Le Mans 1990

  • FORMULA 1 - R2 & R3

    Date: 2000 - 2004 
    Top Speed: 194 mph / 312.2 km/h 
    Engine capacity: 2,998 cc / 464 ci 
    Power: 770 bhp / 574 kW 
    Fact: Eddie Irvine and Mark Webber drove for Jaguar's F1 team

  • Formula E I-TYPE 1

    Date: 2016 - 2017 
    Top Speed: restricted to 140 mph / 225.3 km/h 
    Engine capacity: N/A 
    Power: 200kW, equivalent to 270bhp 
    Fact: Jaguar returned to racing in Formula E Season 3, 2016/17

  • Formula E I-TYPE 2

    Date: 2017 - 2018 
    Top Speed: restricted to 140 mph / 225.3 km/h 
    Engine capacity: N/A 
    Power: 200kW, equivalent to 270bhp 
    Fact: Jaguar scored its first podium and first pole position with the I?TYPE 2 in Season 4, 2017/18

  • OUR RACING MILESTONES

  • XK120

    1948-1954 – SILVERSTONE & LE MANS 

    An all-new sports car, and the test-bed for Jaguar’s revolutionary XK engine, the XK120 is ranked the fastest production car in the world. In 1949, the XK120 takes the chequered flag at Silverstone and a year later, three XK120s make their debut at Le Mans. It’s the beginning of a new era in motor racing.

  • C-TYPE

    1951-1953 – LE MANS 

    In 1951, aircraft engineer Malcolm Sayer joins Jaguar and brings with him aeronautical discipline and excellence. His first collaboration, the C-Type, wins at Le Mans and second-car driver Stirling Moss breaks the lap record. In 1953, the C-Type wins again at Le Mans and takes three of the top four places.

  • D-TYPE

    1954-1957 – LE MANS 

    Bad weather robs the D-Type of victory at Le Mans in 1954, even after recording a shattering top speed of 170 mph. However, the streamlined car fights back to win in 1955, 1956 and 1957 – a year in which it takes five of the top six places. The D-Type remains to this day one of the most successful racing cars ever built.

  • XJS

    1975-1996 – ETCC & SPA 24 HOURS 

    In 1982, under the banner of TWR, British racing driver Tom Walkinshaw enters a team of V12 XJS’s into the European Touring Car Championship and claims several wins in the process. Walkinshaw goes on to take the 1984 ETCC Drivers’ Championship and in the same year wins the prestigious Spa 24 Hours.

  • XJR-9

    1983-1991 – DAYTONA 24 HOURS & LE MANS 

    The XJR closed-cockpit cars prove formidable on the world’s long distance endurance circuits – and non more so than the 1988 XJR-9. The V12-powered supercar is driven to victory at Daytona 24 Hours and then Le Mans, where driver Martin Brundle and Jaguar respectively land the Drivers’ and the Manufacturers’ Championships.

  • R1 to R5

    2000-2004 – FORMULA 1 

    Jaguar’s foray into Formula 1 sees ex-Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine take a number of podium places during his tenure. The team also serves as a training-ground for acclaimed Australian driver Mark Webber. Owned and engineered by Ford, Jaguar develops three cars that all run on the Cosworth V10 engine.

  • I-TYPE

    2016 – FORMULA E 

    Inspired by our racing heritage, and powered by a collective of established racing engineers and super-bright technicians, Panasonic Jaguar Racing and the incredible I-TYPE 1 entered Formula E: courageous, competitive and raring to race.

  • I-TYPE II

    2017 - FORMULA E 

    The introduction of the I-TYPE 2 saw Panasonic Jaguar Racing record their most successful Formula E season to date, with numerous top ten finishes. Purpose built for gruelling city circuits, the I-TYPE 2 delivered up to 200kw (270bhp) and a 0-60mph (0-100km/h) in a blistering 2.9 seconds.

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