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The Jaguar XJR-12 is a sports-prototype race car built by the Jaguar Cars-backed Tom Walkinshaw Racing team for both Group C and IMSA Camel GTP. The XJR-12 is famous for winning the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

Jaguar XJR-12
ManufacturerJaguar Cars
DesignerTony Southgate for TWR[1]
Body and chassis
ClassRacing car
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutRMR layout
Engine7.0 L (6,995 cc) Jaguar 60-degree V12
Transmission5-speed TWR manual
Wheelbase2,780 mm (109 in)[1]
Length4,800 mm (189 in)[1]
Width2,000 mm (79 in)[1]
Height1,010 mm (40 in)[1]
Curb weight900 kg (1,984 lb)[1]
PredecessorJaguar XJR-11
SuccessorJaguar XJR-14

Weighing 900 kg and powered by a 7.0 L 60 degree SOHC V12 developing 730 horsepower / 545 kW @ 7000 rpm, and 579 ft lbf / 785 N·m @ 5500 rpm, the XJR-12 could hit 368 km/h / 229 mph.[1]

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.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Wouter Melissen (27 June 2012). "Jaguar XJR-12". Retrieved 19 February 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Jaguar XJR-12 at Wikimedia Commons