Special Feature Jaguar XJR-15 for the show

Do not confuse this mid-engined Jaguar of the early 1990s with the XJ220 of the same period. Both wear the Jaguar badge and both are products of Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR). But where the massive-looking, turbo-V6-powered XJ220 was always intended to be a road car, the only slightly smaller XJR-15 – with its 6.0-litre naturally aspirated V12 and carbonfibre tub – is just a few steps away from the TWR Group C XJR-9. This was the car that won the 1990 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Ironically, it was the XJ220 rather than the XJR-15 that was to see significant action at Le Mans, while the latter starred in the three-race 1991 Jaguar Sport Intercontinental Challenge which supported Grand Prix races at Monaco, Silverstone and Spa. Around half of the 50 or so cars built were road versions, and just a handful actually registered.Image