Sunday, February 22, 2015

One of the greatest post war sports cars of all time, the 1953 Jaguar XK 120 employed very advanced technology.

One of the greatest post war sports cars of all time, the 1953 Jaguar XK 120 employed very advanced technology. A dual overhead cam 3.4 L straight-6 with an alloy cylinder head and twin side draft SU carburetors developed 160 bhp with the standard 8:1 compression ratio. The XK 120 name referred to the top speed the car was capable of - 120 mph (193 km/h) - and at the time of its introduction in 1951, the Jag could lay claim to being the world's fastest standard production car.
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