Built for a new series called the Intercontinental Challenge, the XJR-15 was a limited-production supercar built by Jaguar Sport, a partnership of Jaguar and TWR.
The design was loosely based off the XJR Group-C cars which TWR manufactured for Jaguar. Thus, it retained the XJR-8’s 6-liter engine and basic chassis layout. A new body was drawn up by Peter Stevens which he thought was more distinctively Jaguar.
For clientele wishing to use the car on the road, Jaguar Sport fitted bumpers, blinkers and raised the overall clearance. This greatly affected overall performance as the undertray aerodynamics and suspension were optimized for a very low ride height.
Only 53 were made. ased mechanically on the Le Mans-winning Jaguar XJR-9, the car had an aerodynamic body designed by Tony Southgate and styled by Peter Stevens, who later went on to style the McLaren F1. The car featured in a 1-make racing series called the Jaguar Intercontinental Challenge, which supported 3 Formula 1 races (Monaco, Silverstone and Spa) in 1991. The $1m prize was won by Armin Hahne. XJR-15 was the World’s first fully carbon-fibre road-car.
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SOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
5993 cc / 365.7 in³
335.6 kw / 450.0 bhp @ 6250 rpm
75.09 bhp per litre
428.57 bhp per tonne
569.4 nm / 420.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frame
Mid Engine / RWD
Vented & Cross Drilled Discs
F 43.2 x 24.1 cm / 17 x 9.5 in
R 43.2 x 33.0 cm / 17 x 13 in
Rack & Pinion
1050 kg / 2315 lbs
2718 mm / 107 in
4800 mm / 189.0 in
1900 mm / 74.8 in
1100 mm / 43.3 in
3.48:1, 2.23:1, 1.59:1, 1.19:1, 0.94:1, 0.77:1
~297.7 kph / 185.0 mph
0 – 60 mph
Auction Sales History
1991 Jaguar XJR-15 011 – did not sell for $170,000 One of the 23 competition models out of the 50 XJR-15s produced. Driven by four-time 24 Hours of Daytona champion Bob Wollek, the only owner-driver in the series. Imported to the USA in 1993; owned by just two private collectors. Shattering performance; never crashed. Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Auction by RM
Jaguar XJR-15 sn50 – sold for €153,400 This fine example is chassis number 50, the last of the 50 cars built, the first 30 cars being race cars and the last 20 being road versions. First registered in 2000, it has covered just 680 miles from new and is road legal with German registration papers. Finished in British Racing Green metallic with a black and grey leather interior, the car has had two owners from new and has never been raced. A rare chance for the Jaguar collector!Auction Source: Coy’s 2010 Legende et Passion Auction
1993 Jaguar XJR – 15 Chassis No. 049 – sold for €106,400 As Jaguar’s ultimate supercar, the XJR-15’s sculpted lines rank with those of the fabled C-Type, D-Type and XJ13 in aesthetic appeal. This outstanding example is one of only 30 cars prepared for road use by TWR. Once part of the Lindsay Fox Collection in Australia and most recently part of the O’Quinn Collection in Houston, Texas since 2003, it is completely original and retains the original factory-fitted air box. It was recently serviced and is now ready to be enjoyed by a new owner. Auction Source: 2010 RM Auctions Sporting Classics of Monaco