Jaguar launched the XJ-S or XJS (renamed later) at a wrong time when there was a global fuel crisis in 1975. By the time the second series rolled out in 1981, this car had attained fame and so continued to be produced until 1991.
In 1988, a racing version called XJR-S was launched in collaboration with TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) under the label Jaguar Sports. This new car had Bilstein made shock absorbers, modified suspension system and a distinctive body kit. Under the bonnet was a V12 engine that gave a power output of 320 hp.
On 29th April, 1984 the Jagaur XJS created history. Amidst serious competitors that included teams from BMW Italia, Schnitzer, Würth, Bastos Juma, Sytner, Austin Rover Group, Equipe Esso, GTM, IPS, TL Racing, etc. the Jaguar TWR team fielded three cars in the 500 km. race at Donington (European Touring Car Championship).
British drivers Win Percy and Chuck Nicholson driving at an average speed of 135 km/hr, went on to win the first position. Behind them were two more Jaguars in second and third positions.
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|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|- Only 95 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||13 x 7 x 5.5|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|