Jaguar XJR-15 – Overview
Jaguar XJR-15 | Speed, Price, Performance, and Specifications (2020): We have been talking about Supercars and Hypercars such as Koenigsegg Agera RS, SSC Tuatara, Koenigsegg Jesko, etc. But today we will discuss some exciting sports cars. The sports car that we will be talking about is the Jaguar XJR-15.
The Jaguar XJR-15 is the predecessor of Jaguar XJ220 and is produced by the Jaguar Sport in partnership with Tom Walkinshaw Racing in the early 1990s.
Design and Development
The Jaguar XJR 15 is a two-seater car designed by the famous and professional designers known as Peter Stevens and Tony Southgate. Peter Stevens is best known for his designs as he also designed the well-known car, McLaren F1.
Specifications of Jaguar XJR-15
|Engine||6-liter V12 engine|
|Power||450 horsepower @ 6250 RPM|
|Torque||569 Nm @ 4500 RPM|
|Dimensions||4,800 mm (189.0 in) X 1,900 mm (74.8 in) X 1,100 mm (43.3 in) (L X W X H)|
|Bore X Stroke||90 mm × 78.5 mm|
|Displacement||5,993 cc (6.0 L)|
|Transmission||6-speed manual transmission|
|Weight||1,050 kg (2,315 lb)|
|Cost||US$ 960,165 / GB£500,000|
|Coefficient of drag||0.30|
|Wheelbase||2718 mm (107.0 in)|
The Jaguar XJR-15 is powered by a 6-liter V12 engine generating an enormous power of 450 horsepower @ 6250 RPM and a massive torque of 569 Nm @ 4500 RPM. The sports car is powered by a 6-speed manual transmission, reaching a top speed of 191 miles per hour.
The Jaguar XJR-15 is a sports car, supports a massive engine and is capable of reaching a top speed of 191 miles per hour with a lower coefficient of drag as 0.30. So, to ensure the safety and stability of both the vehicle and driver, it’s aerodynamics must be taken into consideration. To avoid aerodynamic stresses, this supercar is designed expertly and perfectly. So, it can achieve maximum effectiveness and efficiency. It is an aerodynamic car, including a large rear wing, an additional front splitter with air vents.
The XJR-15 uses the same carbon-fiber chassis, which is also used in the XJR-9 Group C prototype. The car weighs 1,050 kg (2,315 lb) and costs US$ 960,165 / GB£500,000. The dimensions of the car are 4,800 mm (189.0 in) X 1,900 mm (74.8 in) X 1,100 mm (43.3 in) (L X W X H).
Funny fact about Jaguar XJR-15
Now, we will know the strange and interesting facts about the Jaguar XJR-15. This sports car sounds excellent, i.e., very loud, two persons can’t listen to each other while traveling in the car. So, they are provided with pairs of microphone headsets, helping the driver and the passenger to communicate appropriately.
The Jaguar XJR-15 is produced by the Jaguar Sport (a small branch of Jaguar) in partnership with Tom Walkinshaw Racing in the early 1990s. There is no official involvement of Jaguar in the production of this sports car. The company announced the creation of the vehicle in a press release on 15 November 1990. Later, hopefully, it was launched officially at Silverstone early in 1991. The company produced a limited number of cars only. It produced only 53 units of this sports car, each costing @ US$ 960,165 / GB£500,000. The production took place between 1990 and 1992.
|Top speed||191 mph / 306 kph|
|0-60 mph (0-96 kph)||3.2 sec|
|Power to weight ratio||429.39 hp/tonne|
The Jaguar XJR-15 is powered by a 6-liter V12 engine generating an enormous power of 450 horsepower, reaching a top speed of 191 miles per hour.
It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds.
Jaguar XJR 15 LM
Jaguar XJR 15 LM is the advanced and modified version of Jaguar XJR 15. Tom Walkinshaw Racing produced this limited-edition car in partnership with a British automotive firm, XK engineering. The vehicle is powered by the 7.0-liter V12 generating an enormous power of 700 horsepower.
The company produced a limited number of cars only. It produced only five units of this sports car (one white, one blue and three green), each costing @ US$ 960,165 / GB£500,000. All five cars produced were sold to a buyer in Japan. It is an aerodynamic car, including a large rear wing, an additional front splitter with air vents. The air vents also help in cooling the engine.
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