That other super Jag
WHILE the Jaguar XJR-15 is one of the lesser known fast cats, it holds a special place in the brand’s history because it was the first road-going production car to use a carbon fibre monocoque.
Only 53 XJR-15s were produced between 1990 and 1992 and were based mechanically on the Le Mans-winning Jaguar XJR-9.
It’s powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine (336kW) with Cosworth aluminium pistons, a forged crankshaft and electronically-controlled sequential fuel injection.
Shifting is done via a six-speed manual box and Jag claimed at the time that the super car can reach 100km/h from standstill in just 3.5 seconds.
Because of the ultra-low number made, the XJR15 is much sought after by serious collectors and when one is offered for sale it doesn’t go cheap.