1993 JAGUAR XJR-S
This is the most desirable collector's version of any XJS model, with all of the limited edition 100 cars built being numbered with the 'Asprey's' (The Queen's Jeweler) silver plaque on the center console and numbered for export to the U.S. in 1993, this being # 066-99 and recognized as such by the 'International Cabriolet Register' and the 'Silverstone & Jaguar Supercar Register' of England who inform us that contrary to popular opinion on the matter of their being 50 Signal Red and 50 Black cars produced; there were actually 22 'Signal Red' Coupes, 21 'Signal Red' Convertibles, 23 'Jet-Black' Coupes, 27 'Jet-Black' Convertibles and another 5 'Silver-Frost' color (4 coupes/1 convertible) promotional cars and 2 extremely rare Flamenco (or Regency) Red Coupes produced! We have previously owned three of these extraordinary models; including one of the two 'Flamenco Red' coupes (#01-99) and one of the very rare 'Silver-Frost' promotional coupes.
Following a tradition of automotive innovation, Jaguar created an extension of it's mainstream manufacturing operations to continue the development of vehicles which more fully explored and expanded performance and handling potential of it's sedans and sporting cars. TRW stands for the championship winning 'Tom Walkinshaw Racing' who had been modifying XJS's for street use until the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with Jaguar Cars Ltd to form 'JaguarSport' in 1988. TRW brought the highest of credentials to the enterprise with responsibility for IMSA GT Racing in the United States and the World Sports Car Championship Series, TRW boasted three World championships and wins at both the 24 hours Le Mans and the Daytona 24 hours; the two foremost endurance sports car races on earth. JaguarSport engineers, based at TRW's Kidlington headquarters in Oxfordshire, England developed a range of modified Jaguars including the XJR-S and the world's fastest production car at that time, the 200+ MPH Jaguar XJ220. Both vehicles were built at JaguarSport's manufacturing facility at Bloxham in the Cotswolds, England. JaguarSport engineered a high performance version of the standard 5.3 litre V12 for the XJR-S. Many of the same components which were modified for the XJ12 engine were modified for the XJR-S V12. Displacement was expanded to 6.0 litres (5993 cc) by lengthening the crank shaft stroke by 70mm to 78.5 mm. The combustion chamber had to be enlarged, creating a compression ratio of 11.0:1. Horsepower was increased to 330 bhp with a massive mid-range torque of 339 lb ft @ 3750 rpm. The car will go 0-60mph in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 157mph. Whilst immensely powerful, respecting another great Jaguar tradition, it delivered its power in near silence with the inimitable smoothness that has always been a Jaguar hallmark. With an original window sticker for the coupe of over $73,990 and with many dealers selling the cars for prices well over that sticker price and some reported sales of over $129K, this rare and once in a lifetime opportunity to own this exclusive creation was only for the fortunate few.
The original XJR-S was named the 'Le Mans Celebration model' after Jaguar's glorious 24 Hours Le Mans race wins and in 1988 the first 100 were built in 'Tungsten Gray' color and sold in the European market only. Other European colors were Signal red, Regency Red, Jet Black, Solent blue, Silver Frost and Brooklands Green. The U.S models were sold and exported for one year only in 1993 after which the 'JaguarSport' group sadly disbanded. The XJR-S used the XJS as the basis of an otherwise extensively redesigned styling package which both distinguished the car and dramatically improved it's aerodynamic efficiency. The XJR-S featured an exclusive powertrain, suspension, unique and larger rims and wider rear tires,under trays, lower side sills, a custom front end treatment with special exterior and unique interior trim features and 'JaguarSport's' renown 6.0L version of Jaguar's famed SOHC V12 engine. The XJR-S is also distinguished by the special styled color coordinated front and rear aprons, sill covers and rear spoiler made of reinforced resin injection molded (RRIM) polyurethane. The aprons incorporate energy absorbing bumpers, as well as front angle marker lights. An assertive appearance is heightened by a de-chromed grille and headlight surrounds, instead a satin black finish is applied to the grille and the headlight surrounds. Headlight wash kit is standard on the XJR-S. Note that the XJR-S is not equipped with fog lights. The stylish flared lip-over sill covers and rear spoiler enhance aerodynamics and the dual twin tail pipes compliment the XJR-S body styling. Special XJR-S badging appears on the grille, chrome tread plates and on the rear quarter windows of the Coupe. The forged new pattern alloy wheels are uniquely styled for the XJR-S and the removal of all badging from the rear enhances it's exclusivity. The special body work enhances stability at highway speeds, side skirt extensions help smooth airflow at high speeds. The unique color combinations enhance exclusivity and this particular prototype is # 1 of the 100 plaqued by 'Asprey's' and only one of only two in this unique 'Flamenco Red' color. Polished walnut sapwood is used on the facia, instrument panel, door and window trim. The 'JaguarSport' logo appears on the speedometer and tachometer and the XJR-S features the 6.0 litre single overhead cam V12 engine with modifications designed by JaguarSport.
The cars factory options include:
Exclusive 'Jaguarsport' developed 6.0L 330HP V12 Engine
Zytec Electronic Engine Management System (Same as XJ220)
Power 4 Wheel Disc Brakes with Anti-Lock
Leatherbound Tilt Steering Wheel with Driver Airbag
Speedline Alloy Wheels
Goodyear 16" R-Rated Wheels
Remote Lock/Alarm System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Electronic Ignition System
Autolux Fine Grain Leather Upholstery & Trim
Sapwood Veneer Wood Trim
Sterling Silver Limited Edition ID Plate
Driver Seat/Mirror Memory
Heated Front Seats with Power Lumbar Adjustment
Color-Keyed Front/Rear Bumpers/Sill Panels & Rear Spoiler
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