1956 Jaguar D-type

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Rank: #3

Class: Cars Under $30K

0-60 Time: 4.7 seconds

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Ranked at #3, the 1956 Jaguar D-type races 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Sports cars that fall within this range of acceleration are categorized as Fast Cars.

It falls behind the #2 ranked 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX by just hundredths of a second and pulls ahead of the #4 ranked 2008 Pontiac G8 GT by 0.3 seconds.

Before getting in the driver's seat of one of these cars and punching the gas, you should know where you stand. In a race from 0-60 mph between 1956 Jaguar D-type vs. 2008 Pontiac G8 GT, you would WIN by 0.3 seconds!

If you are thinking about going head to head with another Jaguar, make sure you know your competition. Find out where your car ranks against the top 10 fastest cars from 1956.

Vehicle information

Year: 1956

Make: Jaguar

Model: D-type

Engine: I-6

Horsepower: 250

Torque: 242


Curb Weight: 2460

City MPG:

Highway MPG:

MSRP: $9,875

Performance statistics


Class: Fast Cars

Rank: #261

Best 0-60 Time: 4.7 seconds

Best ¼ Mile: 13.7 seconds

@ speed: 107.0 mph

Best Top Speed: 162.0 mph

Best Skid Pad: 0.0 G

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