Unicorn Alert: This Le Mans winning Jaguar is up for sale!
Jaguar has a long and rich history of racing at Le Mans and the wider World Sportscar Championship (now the World Endurance Championship), now you can get a chance to own a piece of this history.
As 2 very successful cars the XJ220C and the XJR-6 are going under the hammer at the Bohams action house next month, and are estimated to cost well over £2 Million each. But that's the price you gotta pay to own the cars that won at the Le Mans (sort of)
First of the two 1993 Jaguar XJ220C #50 Le Mans Winner
XJ220C has been built by TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) with Jaguar factory support , to compete in the then new GT class to compete against the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo S LM-GT. The 220C used the same aluminium chassis as the road car but with carbon fibre bodywork and the twin-turbo V6 was tuned up to produce in excess of 800bhp.
Three cars were entered in the 1993 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the car number 50 driven by John Nielsen, David Brabham and David Coulthard won the GT class 2 laps ahead of the Porsche's. The win was later revoked as the car did not pass scrutineering due to lack of catalytic converters.If you have between £2.2-2.8 Million you can now become the owner of that very Le Mans winning car.
1985 Jaguar XJR6 #52 1000KM of Silverstone winner
The XJR-6 was developed by the TWR with factory support, car based around the Jaguar V12 which acted as a fully stressed member improving chassis rigidity. The Weber carburettors were replaced with Zytek developed fuel injection along other modifications the 6.2-litre engine developed 650bhp.
The carbon fibre monocoque chassis was designed by Tony Southgate and sported an advanced aero package taking advantage of the ground effect. XJR-6's were used in the '85 and '86 seasons, with the highlight being a victory at the 1000KM of Silverstone in 1986. The XJR-6 was further developed into the XJR-8 which won in the 8 out of 10 races and the championship in the 1987 World Sports Car Championship.