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  Jaguar XJR-9 LM
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1988
Numbers built:6 + 2 earlier chassis
Designed by:Tony Southgate for TWR
Predecessor:Jaguar XJR-8
Successor:Jaguar XJR-12
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 07, 2014
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Engine
Configuration 60º V12
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 6,995 cc / 426.9 cu in
Bore / Stroke 94.0 mm (3.7 in) / 84.0 mm (3.3 in)
Compression 12.0:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Zytek Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 750 bhp / 560 KW @ 7,200 rpm
Torque 828 Nm / 611 ft lbs @ 5,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 107 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body carbon composite panels
Chassis carbon fibre and Kevlar monocoque with fully stressed engine
Front suspension double wishbones, push-rod-activated coil springs over dampers
Rear suspension magnesium uprights, titanium coil springs over dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Brakes (fr/r) ventilated discs
Gearbox March/TWR 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 881 kilo / 1,942 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,780 mm (188.2 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 0.85 bhp / kg
Top Speed 395 km/h (245 mph)

Race history
Major wins
1988 Daytona 24 Hours (Martin Brundle / Raoul Boesel / John Nielsen in J12-C-288)
1988 Jarama 360 km (Eddie Cheever / Martin Brundle in J12-C-588)
1988 Monza 1000 km (Eddie Cheever / Martin Brundle in J12-C-588)
1988 Silverstone 1000 km (Eddie Cheever / Martin Brundle in J12-C-588)
1988 24 Hours of Le Mans (Andy Wallace / John Dumfries / Jan Lammers in J12-C-488)
1988 Brands Hatch 1000 km (John Nielsen / Martin Brundle / Andy Wallace in J12-C-588)
1988 Fuji 1000 km (Eddie Cheever / Martin Brundle in J12-C-588)
1989 World Challenge of Tampa (Price Cobb in TWR-J12C-288)

Auctions
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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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