The Supervillain Special: Jaguar’s XK120

Photo by Alex Penfold @alexpenfold for the Lorenz Collection @lorenzcollection

There’s something intrinsically sinister about a Jaguar. Whether this impression is born from Jaguar’s association with the infamous Kray Twins, whose ride of choice was a Jaguar MK X, or the mark’s long-standing role as the transport for Bond villains such as Le Chiffre and Mr Hinx; these cars perfectly evoke the svelte ferocity of…

Le Mans winning Car 1951 

Clearly, the XK120 was never going to be competitive against pure sports-racing cars and something had to be done to maintain the head of steam and the precious publicity it was accumulating. The 24 Hours race of Le Mans had the right ingredients as it was technically demanding, famous in America, conveniently close and with…