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    The Jaguar supercar that you maybe never knew

    Say hello to this forgotten wild cat

    2y ago

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    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.

    Image source: driversmagazine.com

    Image source: driversmagazine.com

    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.

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    Comments (17)

    • well, it comes with a built in headphones. I can't say that's not cool.

        2 years ago
    • Am I the only one getting F1 vibes?

        2 years ago
    • I love this car. Saw for the first time at a classic car dealership in Brussels. Never heard about it before, left me speechless. It is like the Pagani Zonda of the 90s. I bump into XJR15s now and then during car shows ever since .

        2 years ago
    • No matter what, you are the coolest kid on the block if you need headphones to talk to your passenger. I would try to act and sound like that guy in the helicopter in Blackhawk Down commanding and observing. "This is Jag 4-3 requesting fire at Honda Accord V6 tag *******."

        2 years ago
      • That is a cool feature and I a bet everyone does that with the headphone set.

          2 years ago
    • Hints of Nissan R390 ...

        2 years ago
      • Because the R390 was based on this thing, like half the cars that competed in the 90s at Le Mans.

          2 years ago

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