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1971-1975 JAGUAR E-type S3 V12 2+2 specifications


Walter Hassan, one of Britain’s pre-eminent post-war engineers, and mastermind behind the Coventry Climax Formula One engines worked with Harry Mundy to produce an all-new V12. As Jaguar’s first production V12, the flat-head single overhead camshaft design was designed for maximum smoothness. When fitted in the E-type, the turbine-smooth V12 was hailed an immediate success, especially in the USA, where it was aimed at. Maxumum speed was still shy of 150mph, though, and fuel consumption was attrocious.

Production

  • Production:
    10,930
  • Price at launch:
    £2,245
  • Price (excellent)
    £30,000
  • Price (good):
    £21,000
  • Price (average):
    £11,500
  • Price (project):
    £7,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.4secs
  • Top speed:
    139.0mph
  • Power:
    265.0bhp
  • Torque:
    283.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    16.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, torsion bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual/Three-speed auto

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4670mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2670mm
  • Width:
    1650mm
  • Height:
    1270mm
  • Weight:
    1410kgs

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