1988 Jaguar XJR-9 Is Britain’s Best Racer

May 12, 2022 2 min read
1988 Jaguar XJR-9 Is Britain’s Best Racer

This car is a legend of speed and track performance.

The 1980s were a time of constant innovation within the automotive industry, especially when discussing racing and performance. Europe was a particularly fetching player in the 1980s performance game as presented by Mercedes and BMW. While it may seem like a market completely dominated by German automobiles, one brand proves that Britain has got what it takes to defeat the Germans. That brand is Jaguar, established more than worthy of a few racing titles over the years. Here's one car that proves that incredibly well.

The vehicle in question is a 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 which approaches any track as the air flows over the wheel well covers and prototype-style headlights. Everything about this car was made to be fast in one way or another by the dedicated racing team at Jaguar. Whether it's the incredibly sleek front fascia, massive hood scoops, or the gigantic wing on the rear end, it is evident that this car comes to the race to win. That's exactly what it spent its prime years doing, in fact, as it took the prize for Overall winner of the 1990 24 Hours of Daytona with Castrol Jaguar Racing. If one tried to compare every race this car has been in, the list would be far too long to recall, but that particular race was a remarkable account of the car's ability.

This insane racing vehicle is a massive 6.0-liter V12 engine that blasts the car through straits and turns quickly. With that masterful powerhouse, you also get a transmission explicitly built for the race track making this car a powerful competitor. Speed is the only language this car speaks, and with reliability on its side, from years of innovation within long-distance and touring racing, it's hard to beat in any way. That's why you should consider getting your hands on this incredible piece of Jaguar history.

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