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  Jaguar XJR-8
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1987
Numbers built:3 + 3 converted XJR-6s
Designed by:Tony Southgate for TWR
Predecessor:Jaguar XJR-6
Successor:Jaguar XJR-9 LM
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 12, 2013
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Engine
Configuration 60º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block, aluminium head
Displacement 6,995 cc / 426.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 94.0 mm (3.7 in) / 84.0 mm (3.3 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 720 bhp / 537 KW @ 7,000 rpm
Torque 820 Nm / 605 ft lbs @ 5,250 rpm
BHP/Liter 103 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body carbon composite panels
Chassis carbon fibre and Kevlar monocoque with fully stressed engine
Front suspension double wishbones, push-rod and rocker activated coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension rocker operated double coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes ventilated discs, all-round
Gearbox March/TWR 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 900 kilo / 1,984 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,800 mm (189 in) / 2,000 mm (78.7 in) / 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,780 mm (109.4 in) / 1,500 mm (59.1 in) / 1,500 mm (59.1 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.8 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1987 Jarama 360 km (Jan Lammers / John Watson in J12-C-187)
1987 Jerez 1000 km (Eddie Cheever / Raoul Boesel in J12-C-287)
1987 Monza 1000 km (Jan Lammers / John Watson in J12-C-187)
1987 Silverstone 1000 km (Eddie Cheever / Raoul Boesel in J12-C-287)
1987 Brands Hatch 1000 km (John Nielsen / Raoul Boesel in J12-C-287)
1987 Nurburgring 1000 km (Eddie Cheever / Raoul Boesel in J12-C-287)
1987 Spa 1000 km (John Dumfries / Martin Brundle / Raoul Boesel in J12-C-387)
1987 Fuji 1000 km (Jan Lammers / John Watson in J12-C-187)
Drivers of note Martin Brundle, Eddie Cheever, Jan Lammers, John Watson, John Dumfries, John Nielsen and Raoul Boesel

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • TWR Jaguar Prototype Racers, by Leslie F Thurnston
  • Golden Era - The history of Group C & IMSA GTP, by Ian Briggs and John Starkey
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