Over the years, Jaguar has developed a reputation for technical innovation and for producing high-class cars for very reasonable cost. This book travels chronologically through Jaguar's techinical history, each chapter starting at a crucial point in the company's evolution. From Harry Weslake's development of Jaguar's original Standard-derived OHV engine, used in the SS Jaguar 100, to the technology incorporated in the latest X-type and S-type models, the reader is taken on a fascinating journey through the Jaguar archives, revealing many fascinating and previously unknown behind-the-scenes details of the company's engineering story.
Table of Contents
The development story of Jaguar's engines, including the first Standar-based OHV unit; clandestine engine development during the Second World War; the legendary XK series; the V12; the AJ6;and today's V6, V8 and diesel engines; Comprehensive appendix providing the most complete list yet published detailing the 'XJ' numbers used to identify Jaguar's engineering programmes; The stories behind the development of each of Jaguar's post-war road cars; Illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs from the Jaguar archives.
Jeff Daniels, a former Technical Editor of Autocar and current Technical Editor of EVO, writes with both authority and style on technical subjects. Highly respected for his ability to explain often complex subjects in accessible terms, he has been a regular columnist in leading motor industry publications, and has done radio and TV work. He lives in London.