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Designer: Malcolm Sayer
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Jaguar D-type
The D-type followed onto the race track in 1954 in the wheel tracks of its predecessor the Jaguar C-type. But the D-type was not an evolution, it was a revolution, despensing with a chassis and replacing this with a monocoque body. Not only was the body aerodynamically shaped, it was also engineered using aircraft principles. Malcolm Sayers used his work as an aerodynamicist at Bristol to create this car> Disc brakes developed for the C-type went onto the D-type, as did a revised version of the XK 3.4litre engine. D-types won Le Mans in 1955, 1956 and 1957. Almost 100 D-types and XKSS variants were produced before production ended in 1957.
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Jaguar D-type XKD605. This shows the small frontal areainsisted on by Malcolm Sayer for good aerodynamic
Jaguar D-type 1954 frontbrg
Jaguar D-type 1954
Jaguar D-type 1955 1-seater
Jaguar D-type 1955 1-seater. The more common form of the D-type is this single seater with the long tail fin, this fin had maximum speed down the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans as its goal. Jaguar D-types won the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1955, 1956 and 1957.
Jaguar D-type 1955 2-seater
Jaguar D-type 1955 2-seater. Launched in 1954 to succeed the Jaguar C-type, the D-type designed by aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer had a monocoque construction that saved weight and was more aerodynamic. This D-type is configured as a 2-seater and has the shorter tailfin.
Jaguar D-type 1955 highfin front
Jaguar D-type 1955 - shortnose with high fin
Jaguar D-type 1955 longnose rearr
Jaguar D-type 1955. Chassis XKD 133 with long nose bodywork and high speed fin
Jaguar D-type 1956 frontee
Jaguar D-type 1956. Chassis No XKD 561 supplied to Ecurie Ecosse in March 1956
Jaguar D-type 1956 frontw
Jaguar D-type 1956. Owned for a time by Jim Clark
Jaguar D-type 1956 rearjc
Jaguar D-type 1956. Chassis No XKD 517, eventually driven by Jim Clark on 20 events, winning 12 of these.
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Jaguar D-type 1955. Chassis XKD 133 with long nose bodywork and high speed fin
s_Jaguar D-type 1955 shortnose race
Jaguar D-type 1955 - shortnose and shortfin
s_Jaguar D-type 1955 shortnose side
Jaguar D-type 1955 - shortnose
s_Jaguar D-type XKD605 side
Jaguar D-type XKD605
Jaguar C-type (XK120-C)
Jaguar E-type Lightweight
Designer: Malcolm Sayer
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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