1990 Jaguar XJR Racing Car

XJR-12

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1990
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    J12-C-190
  • Engine number 
    DD 555
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silk Cut Racing livery
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    1
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    750 BHP / 761 PS / 560 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Jaguar XJR-12, chassis number J12-C-190, can stake a claim to being the iconic Big Cat.

One of only three new build XJR-12s, 190 raced at Le Mans in 1990 when Jaguar Racing took the second of its two wins in three years and was the fastest Jaguar in qualifying that year, as well playing the role of camera car.

The car was subsequently used at Daytona and Sebring in 1991 and then so nearly won the team’s final ever race, the 1993 Daytona 24 Hours.

The car is unusual in having run in both the Group C category of the World Sports-Prototype Championship in Europe and the IMSA Grand Touring Prototype championship in the USA. The car appeared in both Silk Cut and Bud Light liveries.

After Daytona 1993, 190 was placed in the TWR Museum. In recent years, she has been part of a major private collection and used sparingly in Group C Racing Series events, most recently at Spa 2017.

Totally up to date, with a freshly checked engine with a minimum of 12 hours’ life left, the car will be delivered with a new crack test of major components and a spare set of wheels.