The Jaguar supercar that you maybe never knew
Say hello to this forgotten wild cat
Back in 1990 the very first ever road-car made out of entirely carbon fibre was made. That car was the Jaguar XJR-15. It was announced to be built on the 15 November 1990 and was officially released at Silverstone early in 1991.
The Jaguar XJR-15 is based on the Jaguar XJR-9 race car and is said to be the successor of the Jaguar XJ220. Other than that it is also the first ever road legal race car.
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0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) just took 3.9 seconds and had a top speed of 307 km/h (191 mph). Although talking while driving to the passenger would be a bit hard without wearing the built in headphones because it was too loud inside to hear anything.
The Jaguar XJR-15 was built in Bloxham Oxfordshire England by Jaguar Sport from 1990 to 1992. During that time period only 53 units were built with only half of them being road legal. This wild cat was rear wheel drive and had a mid-engined 6.0-Litre V12 that could produce a total of 420 hp.