The Jaguar E-Type, known in the United States as the Jaguar XK-E, is a sports car produced by the English manufacturer Jaguar Cars between 1961 and 1975. It was exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1961. The Good reception for the E-Type evoked the 1948 launch of the XK120 in England. A few weeks later, he was making an appearance at the New York Auto Show. British automotive magazines had organized several tests with the pre-launch prototypes.
At its launch on March 15, 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made.” In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on its list of the best sports cars in Europe. the 1960s. In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first on The Daily Telegraph's online list of the world's "100 most beautiful cars" of all time.
The E-Type's powerplant was the same block already used in the XK: a powerful 3.8-liter inline six engine designed during WWII, featuring a double overhead camshaft, cast iron block and cylinder head. Aluminum, powered by three carburettors and a 9.0: 1 compression ratio, produced 265 hp (269 hp, 198 kW) at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 283 lb ·ft (384 N ·m) at 4,000 rpm, which allowed it to reach 150 mph (241 km / h), with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds. Very interesting technical innovations include: disc brakes on all four wheels, double springs on the rear axle and the triple racket on the windshield wiper.
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