Autosport 2015: Historic Track and Road Icons

Alongside the numerous road cars displayed at Autosport International 2015, some legendary racing cars are also being shown off to stunned onlookers none more notable than a dark blue Jaguar XJR-15.

Autosport 2015: Historic Track and Road Icons

For those that didn’t know, the Jaguar XJR-15 was actually the first street car built entirely from carbon fibre and Kevlar and the first to use a carbon monocoque before the McLaren F1 was revealed in 1993. Beneath the lightweight body, the XJR-15 is powered by a 6.0-litre naturally-aspirated V12 engine delivering 450 hp at 6250 rpm as well as 420 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. As a result, it could reportedly hit 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds when new and a top speed of 307 km/h.

Among other cars in the historic racing display at Autosport 2015 were a red Audi Sport Quattro rally car, a Ferrari F40 and even an old Lotus Formula One car!


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