Celebrating the Jaguar XJR-15
Goodwood will celebrate the awesome Jaguar XJR-15 at Members’ Meeting. This very limited production supercar was not just a brilliant and rare road machine but spawned its very own one-make racing series.
Based in part on the Le Mans-winning XJR-9, the XJR-15 was possibly the ultimate road-going racing car of its era, with a 6.0-litre V12 under the rear deck powering the rear wheels through a five-speed manual (six for the racer) gearbox it wasn’t an easy machine to drive but with a limited production of 53, it has become an elusive and sought-after sight anywhere.
Very few races ever happened, but the drivers included David Brabham, Jim Richards, Davy Jones and Juan Manuel Fangio and the circuits were legendary, with Silverstone, Spa and even Monaco hosting races. The final round of the three at Spa also had a bumper prize, with $1million on offer to the winner.
Goodwood will bring together 12 or more of the original cars, a mixture of road and race cars, for one track demo each day. Each demonstration will last for 12 minutes of track action.