Gallery: the greatest Le Mans cars ever
Bentley Speed Six, Ford GT40, Porsche 956: here are the finest endurance racers of all time
Posted: 13 Jun 2014
In 1988 Jaguar went to Le Mans with a locker full of XJR-9s, each powered by a V12 engine producing 750bhp. Two of the cars retired, but the remaining three went on to finish first, fourth and sixteenth. The winning Jaguar, driven by Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries and Andy Wallace, completed 394 laps and covered a distance of 3313.63 miles in the 24-hour race.
Its ultimate successor was this, the XJR-12. In its 1990 incarnation it finished first and second at Le Mans. This car pictured came second in 1991 to that mighty Mazda 787B