Now is your chance to own one of the rarest road going Jaguars ever created: the 1991 Jaguar XJR-15. If you have never heard of this particular car before, we don’t blame you. It really is just that rare.
While Jaguar was taking Le Mans wins in 1988 and 1990 and winning the World Sportscar Championship in 1987, 1988 and 1991, the company saw an opportunity. More specifically, the man heading these winning teams, Tom Walkinshaw, saw a strong demand for ultra exotic cars. Thus, Jaguar created the JaguarSport division to manufacture a new sports car, nicknamed the R9R.
In November 1990, JaguarSport issued a press releasing that announced the new XJR-15.
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This new sports car featured a monocoque tub and a body designed by Peter Stevens, the man behind the McLaren F1. The body was constructed entirely out of carbon fiber, making it incredibly light weight. In the rear was a 6.0-liter V12 engine that produced 450 bhp. Mated to the engine was a TWR five-speed transmission. After all the nuts and bolts were set in place, Jaguar ended up with a 2,315 lbs sports car that had a top speed of 215 mph.
RM Auctions is currently listing a pristine 1991 Jaguar XJR-15, one of only 27 created, at their London Auction on Sept. 8. The car comes with less than 1,400 miles and the original owner’s manual. Click the button below for more information about this rare opportunity.