From 1988, a special XJR-S version of the V12 5.3-litre car was produced by Jaguar Sport, a separate company owned 50:50 by Jaguar and TWR. This car had a distinctive body kit, special alloy wheels and suspension and handling improvements. The first 100 of these cars were termed “Celebration Le Mans” to commemorate Jaguar’s 1988 win at Le Mans and only sold in the UK. Between 1988 and 1989 a total of 326 XJR-S cars were produced with the 5.3-litre engine.
After September 1989 the change was made to a special 6.0-litre engine with a Zytek engine management system. This was different from the standard 6.0-litre engine used in the late XJS models. The XJR-S stayed in the line until 1993; a total of 787 coupes and 50 convertible cars were built for the world market. In the United States, to commemorate the spectacular XJ220 launch, a limited number of 100 XJRS coupes and convertibles were produced for the American market only. These included 22 Signal Red coupes, 22 Signal Red convertibles, 22 Jet Black coupes, 27 Jet Black convertibles, 2 Flamenco Red coupes, and the Silver Frost ‘Press Cars’ of 4 coupes and 1 convertible.
This Jaguar XJR-S is presented in very good condition. Equipped by the world renown Lister, it comes with very low mileage of only about 10,000 km, it was garaged by the owner for about 25 years. Never restored, it is totally original. Probably this is the best XJR-S that you can find in the market.