No doubt about it, Jaguar cars are built with elegance, beauty and uniqueness. This is very true with Jaguar Xjrs. These sports cars actually came in series of racing vehicles by Jaguar-backed teams in both the World Sport Championship or WSC Group C and the IMSA Camel GTP series. It was in 1984 when this project was started by the American team Group 44 Racing who had the backing of Jaguar to supply V12 engines for the Fabcar-built racer which is known as the XJR-5.
Subsequently, Jaguar turned on to TOM Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) after becoming established in IMSA to develop another car — the XJR-6. This was intended for the World Sportscar Championship employing the same Jaguar V12 and debuting halfway into the 1985 season. Included in the series of IMSA GTP are the XJR-5, XJR-7, XJR-9, XJR-10, XJR-12, XJR-14 and XJR-16. The company continued to employ two types of chassis for IMSA and WSC until 1988. This was the time when the company chose to have TWR take over their team for both championship, and building an identical car in the series, this time named XJR-9.
The XJR-10 was a turbocharged 3.5L V6 and was introduced after having used the V12 in varying sizes. While this model was intended for IMSA, following it was XJR-11 for WSC in 1989. Unfortunately however, there were some changes with the FIA rules, requiring all teams to change 3.5L naturally aspirated engines. It was then realized by TWR that continuing to develop their V6 in WSC was useless. Hence, here came the birth of XJR -12 for WSC in the year 1991. This vehicle was better suited to carry the old but reliable V12. However, this model was short-lived and ended up in the same year. Jaguar decided then to have a debut of their new 3.5L naturally aspirated engine by Cosworth for the XJR -14.
Having won several championships in WSC, the company came up with the decision to drop out following the 1991 season and concentrate on IMSA. But just the same, after having participated in the first few races of the 1993 season, the company finally decided to put an end to the project altogether, marking the end of the XJR sportscars. The company's latest XJR model was the XJR-15 in 1990. This was a limited edition road legal supercar built by TWR from the design of the XJR-9 and features Jaguar's V12.
Indeed, Jaguar Xjrs took a big part in the development of Jaguar Company. Although they have ended their exposure in the competition, these cars are still well-valued in the present time. So never let your Xjrs unit die a natural death. Keeping it alive in your garage will make others jealous of you. Replace its damaged parts right away. Parts Train got you covered as we offer you quality Jaguar parts. Try to check us out; you won't regret it.