Fantastic news for Button fans and classic racing fans (well, any racing fan really), Jenson Button will be driving the stunning looking Jaguar XJR-9 at this year's Le Mans Classic

event which is held from the 6th of July until the 8th. This will be his first ever race outing at Le Mans and what better car and event to experience it.

The Jaguar XJR-9 has many wins to its name including the 1988 24Hrs of Daytona and the 1988 Le Mans 24hrs, to make things even more special it was the first time since 1980 that Porsche did not win the Le Mans 24hrs and was Jaguars first victory since 1957.

If you are able to get down to the Le Mans Classic in July your sure to have your eyes and ears beaten with the noise and sights of classic Le Mans machinery flying past.


Jaguar XJR-9 Specifications


Type: 60 degree V12

Position: Mid, Longitudinally mounted

Displacement: 426.9 cu in (7 L) (6,995 cc)

Bore: 94 mm (3.7 in)Stroke: 84 mm (3.3 in)

Compression: 12:1

Injection: Zytek fuel injection

Aspiration: Naturally aspirated

Power: 750 hp (760 PS; 559 kW) at 7,200 rpm

Torque: 828 N⋅m (611 lb⋅ft) at 5,500 rpm



Body: Carbon Composite body

Chassis: Carbon fibre and Kevlar monocoque

Front Suspension: Double wishbones, push-rod activated coil springs over dampers

Rear Suspension: Magnesium uprights, titanium coil springs over dampers

Steering: Rack and pinion power steering

Brakes: TWR ventilated discs

Transmission: March/TWR 5-speed manual transmission

Layout: Rear-wheel drive


Performance figures

Power to weight ratio: 0.85bhp/kg

Top speed: 245 mph (394 km/h)

Source Wikipedia