JAGUAR XK 120C n.20



JAGUAR XK 120C n.20


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The Jaguar XK 120C is a car that participated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1951. The car was equipped with a Jaguar XK120 mechanic on a tubular frame designed by Bob Knight and an aerodynamic designed by Malcolm Sayer, and was one of the antagonists main of the Talbot-Lago T26 winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1950.

The English Walker team with Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead at the wheel of the Jaguar XK 120C n.20 winner the 24 hours of Le Mans 1951, for the Coventry team was the first success in the French race.
The XK 120C proved very fast even with the n.22 driven by Moss and Fairman who led the race for nine hours and only one engine problem forced them to retire. On the podium came, second the Talbot-Lago T26 GS n.9 of Meyret and Mairesse with a gap of nine laps, while in third place the Aston Martin DB2 n.26 of Macklin and Thompson with a gap of ten laps.


Jaguar XK 120C
Designed: Bob Knight and Malcolm Sayer
Aluminum over tubular frame
Length: 3988 mm
Width: 1638 mm
Height: 978 mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, torsion bar springs, anti-roll bar
Suspension front: Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop


Jaguar 3441 cc S6
Power: 147 kW
DriveType: Front wheel drive
Transmission: Manual four speed.
Fuel brand: ?
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt


Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1951 with drivers Peter Walker, Peter Whitehead

Additional information


Walker Peter, Whitehead Peter




24 Hours of Le Mans

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