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The Jaguar XJR-9 '88 is a Group C race car produced by Jaguar. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6. It is also available in Gran Turismo Sport, where it was added as part of Update 1.19, released on May 30, 2018 and Gran Turismo 7.

The car appears to be the #2, driven by Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries, and Andy Wallace, who finished the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1st place overall.

In-game description[]

"Jaguar's iconic Le Mans car which rose victorious against turbocharged cars."


In the golden era of racing, Jaguar was a force to be sure, especially at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where the classic marquee won five times from 1951 to 1957. Not long after, the company disappeared from the Sarthe Circuit, not returning again until 1986 when the company unleashed its XJR-6, developed by TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) in the Group C category.

The machine was designed by famed Formula 1 designer Tony Southgate and powered by a naturally-aspirated V-12. Group C at the time allowed any engine format as long as it met fuel-efficiency requirements. While most teams opted to use smaller-displacement engines with turbocharged power, Jaguar decided to stick with its naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V-12. Subsequently, the engine grew to 7.0 liters, which resulted in around 690 HP, and placed into a new car called the XJR-9.

The XJR-9 faced off with powerhouses such as Nissan, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche at the 1988[1] 24 Hours of Le Mans. The XJR-9 charged forward from the start, with Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries, and Andy Wallace sharing the driving duties. At the end, it was the XJR-9 that took the checkered flag. It was a historic moment for Jaguar, who returned to glory at the famed French circuit after a long absence. It also marked the first time a normally-aspirated powerplant outduelled a field made up of turbocharged engines.

Acquisition[]

GT4[]

This car can be purchased at the Jaguar Legendary Cars Dealership for 3,500,000 Credits. It can also be obtained by completing at least 50% Game Completion in Gran Turismo Mode. All of this is only possible in the international versions of the game.

GTPSP[]

This car can be purchased for 3,000,000 Credits.

GT5[]

As a Standard car, the Jaguar XJR-9 LM Race Car '88 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 4,687,490 Credits. A Premium version of this car was also available in the Spec 2.0 DLC Car Pack 3, previously downloadable for $5.99, now no longer available. Further copies of the Premium version can be purchased from the dealership for 4,750,000 Credits. Both cars are Level 23.

GT6[]

This car can be purchased for 1,980,000 Credits (4,750,000 Credits in version 1.00 of the game). It has a Detailed interior.

GT Sport[]

This car can be purchased in the Jaguar section of Brand Central for 1,000,000 Credits.

GT7[]

This car can occasionally be purchased from the Legend Car Dealership for 2,500,000 Credits.

Trivia[]

  • In GT4, the nitrous can't be applied on this car, it is also cannot be applied in GT6, likely to be consistent with other race cars in the game.
  • Normally there was supposed to be a logo of Silk Cut, a tobacco company, on the front and sides of the car, but it was censored in GT4 because of the fact that several countries have laws which either severely restrict or ban the advertising of tobacco products, not to mention, that this could also affect the game's age rating due to tobacco references. This was also removed in all of the car's subsequent appearances in the series.
    • Oddly, a photo of the XJR-9 without the censorship on the Silk Cut logos can be seen in Jaguar's Museum in Brand Central, despite said logo being usually censored in the games.
  • The XJR-9 bears a strong resemblance to the Nissan R89C. This is a curiosity as the two cars were developed by different companies (the Jaguar having been developed by Tom Walkinshaw Racing and the Nissan having been developed by Lola Cars). Another is that both cars have aerodynamic cowling that covers the rear wheels.

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Notes[]

  1. Miswritten as 1998
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