Check Out the 241MPH Jaguar XJR-9 Racecar

This 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 is the sole remaining example of just two racecars purpose-built to IMSA specs. Both of which achieved great success on the racing circuit in 1988, 1989, and 1990. Driver Martin Brundle actually spent some time behind the wheel of this incredible car and gave a walk around describing what it was like to drive it back in the day. He notes that things are all analog, with more traditional readouts with dial and gauges. There were also big chunky switches that were easier to grab at night, especially with driving gloves on your hands. As the interviewer carefully squeezes into the seat, he points out that they only had about 20 seconds to get seated when they were in the middle of a race. PHOTOS: See More of the 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 Castrol
Check Out the 241MPH Jaguar XJR-9 Racecar
This Works Jaguar XJR-9, chassis 388 was driven by Davey Jones, Jan Lammers and Andy Wallace to a win at the 1990 24 Hours of Daytona. 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of this win, but it wasn't the only notable win in the car's history. It garnered four podium finishes in 1988 and never finished outside of the top seven during the season. The following season it saw three front-row starts including a pole position, four second-row starts and eight overall podium finishes. The 1989 season had the Jaguar XJR-9 nabbing a podium finish in two-thirds of the races in which it competed. You'll get your chance at owning this incredible piece of motorsports history when it goes up for auction through RM Auctions this coming March. RELATED: See The 1991 Jaguar XJR-15
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