The XJR-S – built between 1988 and 1993 – is the sporty equivalent of the XJS, also known as the XJ-S. The XJR-S was designed as a celebration of Jaguar’s victory in Le Mans in 1988. Even though it is crystal clear – 6.0L V12, 338 hp and 495 nM – de XJR-S also stands out in tests of Motorsport Magazine in 1997 when it was compared with the BMW 850i, the Porsche 928 GT and the Ferrari Mondial. Using a higher compression ratio, a forged steel crankshaft, a larger bore and forged alloy pistons, the XJR-S eclipses the XJ-S when it comes to power. With the 3-speed GM400 automatic transmission this British lightning bolt get speeds up to 250 km/h. Jaguar was assisted by TWR Group Limited – a co-operation named JaguarSport - when designing this trophy car.
Jaguar XJS – Jaguar XJ-S
De Jaguar XJ-S is the luxurious and very British bolide that served for two decades – from 1975 until 1996 - as the successor of the style icon: the E-Type. Initially Jaguar wanted to create a car that wasn’t only meant for petrol enthusiasts that wanted a sports car. They wanted a broad variety of people buying their cars. Nonetheless they picked a 5.3L V12 engine, or an six-in-line 4.2L engine to power it. That decision triggered controversy as the collective consciousness was still mulling about the oil crisis of 1973. Tolerant criticasters criticised this car as being wasteful which made the XJS the subject of constant semicontinuous innovation.