From the lot listing for this 90’s Jaguar Le Mans Race Car for sale:
Jaguar’s assault on the 1990 World Sportscar and IMSA Championships was to be spearheaded by the turbocharged V6 XJR-11s and XJR-10s but quick as they were they had proved too fragile for the long distance races. For the 12 hour race at Sebring and the two 24 hour races at Daytona and Le Mans it was decided to enter V12 engined cars. A new design, the XJR-12 was laid down the chassis of which was an update on Tony Southgate’s successful XJR-9 chassis which enabled TWR to modify three of the older cars as well as building the only two brand new XJR-12s; 12-C-190(this car) & 12-C-290.
Chassis 190 was shaken down at Silverstone by Andy Wallace and the first race was Le Mans in June. Crewed by Davy Jones, Michel Ferte and Elisio Salazar, #190 lined up 7th on the grid, the fastest of the four car Jaguar team. The 7.4 litre 750bhp V12 topped 220mph on the Mulsanne in spite of the new chicanes and lapped at nearly 140mph. Running well up for the first half of the race but on Sunday morning a long pitstop for repairs to the nose and brakes cost it time and subsequent stops for the same problems dropped it down the order to 12th and at midday it was retired.
The Jaguar XJR-12 is a sports-prototype race car built by Jaguar for both Group C and IMSA Camel GTP. The car is famous for winning the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Weighing 900 kg, and powered by a 7 L 60 degree SOHC V12 developing 730 hp / 545 kW @ 7000 rpm, and 579 ft.-lb. / 785 N·m @ 5500 rpm, the XJR-12 could hit 368 km/h / 229 mph.
During the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans, the XJR-12 covered 4882.4 km at an average speed of 204.036 km/h / 126.782 mph with a maximum trap speed of 353 km/h / 219 mph.
Listed for sale with Taylor & Crawley
PRICE ON REQUEST FROM Taylor & Crawley
In March a XJR 9 was Sold for $2,145,000