E-TYPE V12

Here is the ultimate in a performance V-12 E type built by XKs Motorsports!

The Jaguar E-Type started life as a fairly Spartan sports car and gradually evolved into a more luxurious grand touring machine. The final iteration of the E-Type had lost the sporting feel of the earlier cars but gained a more comfortable cockpit, excellent air conditioning, modern brakes and, of course, that glorious all-alloy V-12 engine.

When we planned the modifications to the silver E-Type roadster you see here, it was to capitalize on the Series III’s strengths but recapture the character of the Series I cars—and then some. The marriage was a success; with an estimated 375 horsepower on tap and Ferrari-like sounds emanating from the big-bore exhaust, this is a Series III unlike any other. Here are just a few of the modifications we made.

Here are just a few of the modifications we made.

Custom electronic fuel injection

Forged high-compression pistons

High performance cams and cylinder heads

Alloy flywheel

Stainless steel headers

 Big-bore exhaust

Custom ignition system

Five-speed gearbox

Limited slip differential with custom gearing and finned rear cover

Heavy duty anti-sway bars

GAZ adjustable shocks

Polyurethane suspension bushings

Heavy duty torsion bars

Adjustable-boost power steering system

Alloy radiator

Oil cooler/spin-on filter conversion

Modern, high-efficiency A/C compressor

Wilwood alloy front brake calipers Braided stainless steel brake hoses

Dunlop-style alloy wheels

225/+0-15 Michelin Pilot tires

Three-eared knock-offs

Racing-style seat belts

Three-spoke steering wheel

 

In addition to the above modifications, this car received a complete bare-metal restoration and new black leather interior and black Stayfast top. All mechanical and electrical systems and components were either rebuilt or replaced.

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