Jaguar History by Model

Notable Swallow models

Notable SS Cars models

Notable Jaguar models

  • Large Saloons:
    • 2.5 Litre (1935-1948)
    • 3.5 Litre (1937-1948)
    • Mark IV (1945-1948)
    • Mark V (1949-1951)
    • Mark VII(M) (1950-1957)
    • Mark VIII (1957-1959)
    • Mark IX (1958-1961)
    • Mark X/420G (1961-1970)
    • XJ6 (1968-1997)
    • XJ12 (1972-1997)
    • XJ8 (1998 to present)
  • Small Saloons:
    • 1.5 Litre (1935-1949)
    • Mark 1 (1955-1959)
    • Mark 2 (1959-1966)
    • S-type (1963-1968)
    • 240/340 (1967-1969)
    • 420 (1966-1970)
    • S-type (1999 to present)
    • XF (2007)

Sports Car Racing

The company has had major success in sports car racing, particularly in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Victories came in 1951 and 1953 with the C-Type, then in 1955, 1956 and 1957 with the D-Type. The famous race was then left for many years, until in the mid-1980s Tom Walkinshaw’s TWR team started designing and preparing Jaguar V12-engined sports prototypes for European sports car races. The team started winning regularly from 1987, and with increased factory backing the team won Le Mans in 1988 and 1990.

Concept Models

  • XK-RR - A high-performance version of last generation XK coupe.
  • XK180 - Roadster, similar to the XK8 but smaller
  • F-Type - Roadster, similar to the XK180
  • R-D6 - Compact four-seat coupe
  • Concept Eight - Super-lux version of the long-wheelbase model of the XJ.
  • R-Coupe - Luxury four-seater coupe, closest competitor being the Bentley Continental GT.
  • C-XF

Engines

  • Historical engines:
    • Jaguar XK6 engine - inline-6
    • Jaguar V12 engine - V12
    • Jaguar AJ6 engine - inline-6
  • Current engines:
    • Jaguar AJ-V8 engine - V8
    • Jaguar AJ-V6 engine - V6