A Lister-Jaguar Makes a Straight-Six Noise to Die For

Enjoy the aural excellence of a Jaguar XK six.

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The Jaguar XK straight-six is one of the finest of the type, making its debut in 1949 and staying in production until the early 1990s. It powered the C- and D-Types that gave Jaguar six wins at Le Mans in the 1950s, and found a home in the gorgeous E-Type, too. It also sounds, as a Brit might say, the business.

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Here, we hear it in a Lister-Jaguar Coupe, which used the same 3.4-liter XK straight-six as the D-Type. At Le Mans Classic in 2013 with Chris Harris at the wheel, getting all sorts of sideways, it rips.

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