The Jaguar E-Type was manufactured by Jaguar Cars between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty and high performance established it as an icon of the 1960s. At a time when most cars had drum brakes, live rear axles and mediocre performance, the E-Type arrived on the scene complete with
a top speed of 150 mph,
a 0 to 60 time of less than 7 seconds,
built using monocoque construction,
disc brakes all round,
a rack and pinion steering system,
independent front and rear suspension,
and unrivaled looks.
The E-Type was based on Jaguar's D-Type racing car which had won the 24 Hours Le Mans race for three consecutive years from 1955 to 1957. It employed a racing design body tub attached to a tubular framework with the engine bolted directly to the framework.
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