JAGUAR XJR-5 n.40
The Jaguar XJR-5 is a prototype that competed at the Le Mans 24 Hours of 1985. After the last victory of 1957 with the Jaguar D-Type, the Coventry manufacturer entrusted a project for a new return to Le Mans, to the Group 44 Racing which was based in Virginia. The designer Lee Dykstra was commissioned to build the new prototype, starting from the powerful English V12 and creating a chassis that exploits the aerodynamic principles of the underbody. John Watson, Claude Ballot-Lena and Tony Adamowicz at the wheel of the Jaguar XJR-5 n.40 did not finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1984 due to the accident after running two hundred and twelve laps.
The winner the race was Porsche 956B n.7 with Klaus Ludwig and Henry Pescarolo, in second place the Porsche 956 n.26 with Jean Rondeau and John Paul jr, while in third position the Porsche 956B with David Hobbs, Philippe Streiff and Sarel Van Der Merwe.
The race was conditioned by the death of the race commissioner Jacky Loiseau due to the incident involving John Sheldon’s Nimrod-Aston Martin and Drake Olson’s sister car.
Length: 4547 mm
Width: 2007 mm
Height: 1003 mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, coil springs over Bilstein gas-pressurized dampers
Suspension rear: Lower wishbones, rocker arms, coil springs over dampers
Brakes: Ventilated and cross-drilled discs
aguar 5955 cc V12 60°
Power: 485 kW
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual five speed.
Fuel brand: ?
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Did not finish in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1984 with drivers John Watson, Claude Ballot-Lena, Tony Adamowicz
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