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Former power units engineer at Jaguar, Roger Bywater of AJ6 Engineering analyses this famous power unit and takes us through its design evolution from 1971 to 1997.


The imposing V12 engine in it's early, carburetted form
attached to an automatic gearbox. Photo: Jaguar Cars


The final V12-powered Jaguar, with ancestors: XJ13, Series III 'E' type,
XJ12 'Series 1', TWR XJ-S and XJR-9LM. Photo: Paul Skilleter

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