Key facts

1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4375 mm
How heavy?
1234 kg
What size engine?
3.8 litre, 3781 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
269 PS / 265 bhp / 198 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
353 Nm / 260 ft.lb / 36 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.90 s
How fast?
241 km/h, 150 mph

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1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 technical specifications

Introduction

This automobile has a 2 door coupé type body with a front positioned engine supplying power to the rear wheels.
The Jaguar E-Type 3.8's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3.8 litre, double overhead camshaft 6 cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder. This powerplant has an output of 265 bhp (269 PS/198 kW) of power at 5500 rpm, and maximum torque of 353 N·m (260 lb·ft/36 kgm) at 4000 rpm.
A 4 speed manual 'box delivers the power to the driven wheels.
With a stated kerb weight of 1234 kg, the Jaguar E-Type 3.8 manages to cover the 0-60 mph sprint in 6.9 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 14.7 seconds.
Maximum stated speed is 241 km/h (150 mph).
1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 data
1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 data
bodywork
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2438 96
Track/tread (front) 1270 50
Track/tread (rear) 1270 50
Length 4375 172.2
Width 1657 65.2
Height 1225 48.2
Ground clearance 140 5.5
length:wheelbase ratio 1.79
Kerb weight 1234 kg 2721 lb
Weight distribution 49.60 % front
fuel tank capacity 63.6 litres 14 UK Gal 16.8 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Jaguar
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 3.8 litre
3781 cc
(230.731 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 87 × 106 mm
3.43 × 4.17 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.82
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
12 valves in total
maximum power output
(Gross)
269 PS (265 bhp) (198 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
(Gross)
70.1 bhp/litre
1.15 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(Gross)
353 Nm (260 ft·lb) (36 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(Gross)
93.36 Nm/litre
1.13 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system 3 SU carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1173.2 kPa (170.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 630.17 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.60 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.90 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 16.20 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.70 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 241 km/h (150 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 217.73 PS/g
160.14 kW/g
214.75 bhp/ton
0.1 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.24 kg/kW
10.43 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.500
Turning circle 11.30 m
Front suspension I.W.TB.
Rear suspension I.TransTrailLi.CS.ARB.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front Dunlop RS5 6.40 x 15
Tyres rear Dunlop RS5 6.40 x 15
Brakes F/R Di/Di-S
Front brake diameter 279 mm
Rear brake diameter 254 mm
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 3.31
general
Carfolio.com ID58894
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 28.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1961 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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