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Jaguar XJC

Jaguar XJC

As great to drive and beautifully engineered as the XJ6 was, it lacked a sporting appeal that would make it sell to younger generation drivers. Jaguar realized this, and in 1975 some sportiness was added in with the introduction of the XJC. Based on the same wheelbase as the XJ6, the XJC had a sleeker two-door bodyshell and a smaller cabin. Like the XJ saloon, it came with a choice of six-cylinder or VI2 engines, both of which had massive reserves of power and excellent refinement. All XJCs came with a vinyl-covered roof as standard, but although Jaguar touted this as a desirable extra, its true purpose was to disguise an unsightly seam where the roof of an XJ6 saloon had to be chopped and welded again to fit! Just over 10,000 were built between 1975 and 1978 when production ceased, making it one of the rarest production cars built by Jaguar.

Jaguar XJC Specifications

Top speed:139 mph (222km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):8.8 sec
Engine type:V12
Displacement:326 ci (5,343 cc)
Transmission:3-speed auto
Max power:244 bhp (180 kW) at 5,250 rpm
Max torque:269 lb ft (364 Nm) at 4,500 rpm
Weight:4,195 lb (1,887 kg)
Economy:14 mpg (5.0 km/I)
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