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  Jaguar XKSS
1957 - 1957
Jaguar XKSS
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Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Track Focused
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Convertible
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 4 Speed Manual
Number Built 25 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Straight 6
Capacity
210 in3 
Max Power
250 bhp @6000rpm 
Max Torque
242 lb/ft @4000rpm 
Power to Weight
276 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
267 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 73 bhp/litre 
Compression 9.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.27 X 4.17 in 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
150 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
5.2 sec 
0 - 100 mph
15.6 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
14.4sec @???mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
157.1 in 
Width
65.4 in 
Height
44.1 in 
Weight
2030 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 6.5 X 16
6.5 X 16 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing
New Price £1000000
Used Price £9000000 - £13000000

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The highly desirable XKSS was a road legal version of Jaguar's Le Mans winning D-Type race car, born after their withdrawal for sports car racing in 1956.

Thanks to a magnesium alloy body, the XKSS weighed in at under 2000 lbs. This means that the 250bhp straight 6 gave amazing performance (for the time) with 0-60mph in around 5 seconds and a 150mph max.

Almost 60 years after the original run of 16 XKSS, Jaguar made the decision in 2016 to finish off the originally planned production of 25 cars by hand building a further 9 'new original' editions. Each is estimated to take 10,000 man hours to complete.

All nine were already sold prior to production, each costing their lucky owners around 1m. This could still be considered a bargain, as an 'original original' XKSS could easily fetch 13m at auction.


Ratings
 
Performance6/10
Handling7/10
Looks9/10
Features6/10
Quality7/10
Costs1/10
Desire10/10
Eco4/10
Practicality6/10
Sound9/10
Overall Rating
65%
Ranks 730 of 1092
Money No Object
71%
Ranks 509 of 1092
Bargain Rating
8%
Ranks 904 of 1092

Rivals
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Porsche 550 Spyder

(1953 - 1956)


Maserati A6 GCS

(1953 - 1955)


Ferrari 375 MM Sport Spec...

(1955 - )
 

Variants
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Lineage
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XKSS

(1957 - 1957)
  

E-Type (Series I)

(1961 - 1970)
  

E-Type (Series III)

(1971 - 1974)
 
  

XJR-S

(1988 - 1993)
  

F-Type R

(2015 - 2019)
  

F-Type R P575

(2020 - 2023)
 

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