Recalling its utter domination of sports-car competition throughout the 1950s, Jaguar once again tasted victory at Le Mans in 1988 and 1990 under the leadership of Tom Walkinshaw. The company won three World Sportscar Championship titles between 1988 and 1990, finally breaking Porsche’s reign over international endurance racing. To celebrate, Jaguar decided to manufacture and market a car for very select customers based on the Le Mans-winning XJR-9, by forming a partnership with Tom Walkinshaw Racing to create JaguarSport.
The resulting XJR-15 weighed only 2,315 pounds and was endowed with awesome handling, a low power-to-weight ratio, proven reliability and a 215 mph top speed. All of this came at the price of a cool $1 million.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.
450 bhp, 6.0-litre Group C-specification V12 engine with Zytec electronic sequential fuel injection, six-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension, and AP Racing four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes.
Source: RM Auctions
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