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Posted: 13 Jun 2014
There are only three cars in this legends lineup that didn’t win Le Mans. This particular Jaguar D-type was one of them.
The D-type dominated Le Mans, clocking up three victories on the trot between 1955 and 1957 thanks to its groundbreaking disc brakes and sophisticated aerodynamics. With 250bhp produced from its six-cylinder engine and slippery bodywork, this Jaaaag could hit 162 mph down Le Mans’ long Mulsanne straight.