Jaguar has reunited 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Andy Wallace with the XJR9-LM he drove to victory in 1988.

Jaguar has reunited 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Andy Wallace with the XJR9-LM he drove to victory in 1988.

The event took place at the Silverstone circuit as part of the XJ Innovation Tour which aims to promote the facelifted XJ which was introduced earlier this year.

Jaguar didn't have much to say about the XJR9-LM but Wallace also took a spin in the 2016 XJR and came away pretty impressed with the car's LED headlights.  As he explained, "Driving at Le Mans back in 1988, it was so hard to see at night.   We were travelling at around 240 mph (386 km/h) and it was too fast to see the road ahead. We used the lights more to catch glimpses of landmarks as they whizzed past, so we knew where we were."  He went on to say modern lights are "incredible" and he would have loved to have them on the XJR9-LM.

Besides featuring LED headlights, the facelifted XJR has a new front fascia with a larger grille and revised air intakes.  The model also gains an electric power assist steering system and a new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system with an eight-inch display.

Power is provided by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 550 PS (405 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque.  It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).

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Jaguar XJR meets the XJR9-LM at Silverstone [video]