That other su­per Jag

Eyethu Baywatch - - CLASSIFIEDS - Val van der Walt

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.

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