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Even though the D-Type competed in an era where many competition cars were stunning, the all-conquering Jaguar managed to both be achingly beautiful as well as nearly unbeatable around the Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe course (taking the overall win a total of three times, including an amazing five out of the top six spots in the 1957 race). Malcolm Sawyer, the famed aerodynamicist, created the shape primarily to be slipperier than the old C-Type, but as a happy coincidence the bodywork is remarkably pretty, managing to pack brutish racing aggression (such as the no-nonsense side-exit pipes) with a shape so flowing it recalls a natural form, like a raindrop. It’s doubtful that competing drivers in contemporary Porsches, Ferraris, and Aston Martins had much time to appreciate the shape, as the powerful 3.4-liter XK engine provides 245 horsepower and has less than a ton to propel. Depending on gearing, the D-Type can achieve more than 170 mph, an impressive figure today but hair-raising in the mid-1950s—particularly considering that a brave driver could in fact take a D-Type out on the street, one of the last Le Mans-winning cars capable of this trick. In fact, the D-Type represents the height of 1950s technology, including an aerospace-inspired aluminum monocoque chassis. If you can bear to stop staring at the seductive curves, pull on some string-back gloves and recreate history.
— Official description [1]

The 1956 Jaguar D-Type is a FR sports car by Jaguar featured in the Ultimate Collection release of Forza Motorsport 3 and in all subsequent main series titles.

It was available in Forza Motorsport 5 as part of the Long Beach Booster Pack and appears as a Barn Find in Forza Horizon.

Synopsis

The Jaguar D-Type was a classic race car that debuted in 1954 to replace the Jaguar C-Type. As Jaguar intended to continue its success in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans series, the D-Type was designed with various technologies derived from aviation, including its monocoque construction and aerodynamic bodywork that allowed a top speed of at least 170 mph (274 km/h).

The D-Type was successfully entered in Le Mans from 1955 to 1957, when it achieved three consecutive wins.[2] It was replaced by the road-going E-Type in 1961.

Performance

In Forza Horizon 3, the D-Type is capable of topping out at 302 mph (486 km/h) after being fully upgraded with a 5.2L V10 engine swap, Twin Turbo conversion, Race transmission with a final drive ratio of 2.76 or similar and an AWD drivetrain for stability. This makes the D-Type the fastest car in the game, as the second fastest car - a fully upgraded Bugatti EB110 Super Sport - hits 284 mph (457 km/h) as maximum.[3]

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport3 Wide
Speed 6.6
Handling 4.6
Acceleration 4.9
Launch 3.0
Braking 4.3
D 337
DLC:
Requires the Ultimate Collection pack
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 3,500,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
missing data
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide
Speed 7.0
Handling 4.3
Acceleration 6.6
Launch 4.1
Braking 4.1
C 410
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 3,000,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Roadster
Speed:
Top Speed: 179.5 mph  (288.8 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.711 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 12.114 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 142.6 ft (43.5 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 394.2 ft (120.2 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.79 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.77 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide
Speed 6.8
Handling 4.2
Acceleration 6.9
Launch 4.8
Braking 3.8
C 420
DLC:
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 1,470,000 CR
Performance & Body Family
Body Family:
Racing Icons
Speed:
Top Speed: 179.7 mph  (289.1 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.700 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 12.100 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 110.4 ft (33.6 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 303.0 ft (92.4 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.06 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.03 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide
Speed 6.8
Handling 5.0
Acceleration 6.8
Braking 4.5
C 487
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 1,500,000 CR
Performance & Division
Division:
Historic Sportscar Racing
Speed:
Top Speed: 180.3 mph  (290.1 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.700 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 12.100 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 109.1 ft (33.3 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 282.3 ft (86 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.14 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.11 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide
Speed 6.8
Handling 4.8
Acceleration 6.8
Braking 4.3
Legendary FM7 T5
C 472
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer
Performance & Division
Division:
Vintage GT Racing
Collection Tier:
Tier 5 - Legendary (+1,700)
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
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Speed 7.0
Handling 7.8
Acceleration 6.6
Launch 4.1
Braking 6.7
B 409
Unlock Requirements
Bunker.
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Open Top
Value: 3,000,000 CR
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Speed 5.8
Handling 5.7
Acceleration 7.5
Launch 6.5
Braking 6.5
B 618
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 1,470,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Classic Racers
Speed:
Top Speed: 157.4 mph  (253.3 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 4.700 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 12.100 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 153.5 ft (46.8 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 382.7 ft (116.6 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.79 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.84 g
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide
Speed 5.8
Handling 6.3
Acceleration 7.6
Launch 6.7
Braking 4.2
B 672
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 2,700,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Classic Racers
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaHorizon4 Wide
Speed 6.4
Handling 4.2
Acceleration 5.1
Launch 6.4
Braking 3.6
C 513
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 10,000,000 CR
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Classic Racers
Rarity:
Legendary
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data

Conversions

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport3 V8 - XFR
V6TT - XJ220
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5 3.2L I6
4.5L V8
6.0L V12
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 4.5L V8
6.0L V12
Icon Game ForzaHorizon1 V8 - XKR-S
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 5.0L V8 - DSC
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 3.2L I6
6.2L V8 (510 hp)
5.2L V10
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 6.2L V8 (510 hp)
5.2L V10
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 AWD Drivetrain
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport3 Single Turbo, Twin-Screw Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 Single Turbo, Twin-Screw Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5 Single Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 Single Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon1 Single Turbo, Twin-Screw Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 Single Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 Single Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4 Single Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger

Trivia

  • The D-Type has a glitched bodywork involving its hump behind the driver when being outside the player's garage in Forza Horizon 3.[3]

Gallery

Promotional

References

  1. "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 10-28-2018.
  2. Overview: "Jaguar D-Type " - motor1.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 FH3 top speed and bug: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZlHoF_aV1g/
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