Jaguar XJr-9 Owners' Workshop Manual: 1985-1992 (XJR-5 to XJR-17)

Jaguar XJr-9 Owners' Workshop Manual: 1985-1992 (XJR-5 to XJR-17)

By: Michael Cotton (author)Hardback

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The Jaguar XJR-9 is the Group C sports racing car built by Jaguar for the 1988 racing season, winning on its debut at the Daytona 24 Hours, and going on to take victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours (Jaguar's first win at the French classic since 1957). The car also took Jaguar to victory in the 1988 Teams' World Championship, and Drivers' World Championship with Martin Brundle. Works cars ran in the American IMSA Championship (running in Castrol livery), as well as the World Sports Car Championship. The XJR-9 is one of the most evocative sports-racing cars of the 1980s, thanks to its success, instantly recognisable Silk Cut livery, and unforgettable V12 engine note. This Manual tells the complete design and engineering story of the XJR series of sports-racing cars, focusing on the XJR-9, and featuring extensive input from many of the engineers and drivers involved.

About Author

Michael Cotton began trained as a journalist before becoming Assistant Editor of Sporting Motorist between 1962 and 1966. He was briefly Assistant Editor of Motorsport before becoming Editor of Motoring News until 1976, when he left to become Press and PR Manager of Porsche Cars GB. In 1983 Michael left Porsche to go freelance, specialising in GT and sportscar endurance racing, and the Porsche and Jaguar marques in particular. He reported on all the Jaguar XJR-9's races for Motoring News, and is very well connected with all the people involved in the story.


* The Jaguar XJR-9 story - brief history of pre-1980s Jaguar racing history (C-type, D-type, etc) the origins of the XJR-9 and the cars that preceded it, including the XJR-5, 6, and 8, plus the XJR-12. The later turbo cars, from XJR-10 onwards. *Design and development of the Jaguar XJR-9 - the XJR-6 and subsequent developments, with input from designer Tony Southgate. The development of the V12 engine, with input from engine designer Allan Scott. *The Jaguar XJR-9 in action - race-by-race account of the 1988 and 1989 seasons with the XJR-9, and brief precis of the subsequent seasons with later cars. *The anatomy of the Jaguar XJR-9 - chassis, bodywork, fuel tank, aerodynamics, suspension, steering, brakes, engine, transmission, wheels, tyres, electronics, safety equipment and cockpit controls. *The designers - profiles of the designers, including Tony Southgate, with exclusive interview material. *The engineers - profiles and reminiscences of engineers and mechanics who worked with the XJR-9. *The drivers - profiles of XJR sports-car drivers, with interviews, including Derek Warwick, Martin Brundle, Andy Wallace and Jan Lammers *Ownership and historic racing - owning, maintaining and running an XJR-9 today.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781785211133
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9781785211133
  • ISBN10: 1785211137

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