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It was 1988 and Jaguar hadn’t won Le Mans since the 1950s. It was time to change that. It was time to change that with the Jaguar XJR-9. Here’s how Jag did it.


Spoiler alert, but the XJR-9 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It did that, in part, with the help of incredible aerodynamics and a 7.0-liter, 700-horsepower V12 engine.

Want to explore it up-close and personally? Then have a look at this new video that DriveTribe put together, with an in-depth walk around of the car. Yeah, I kind of forgot DriveTribe was a thing, too. But, hey, they made a neat video with a cool car. You should check it out.

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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