Cars don't get much crazier than the 1991 Jaguar XJR-15. Built in limited numbers by Jaguar's go-to race team, Tom Walkinshaw Racing, to celebrate wins at Daytona and Le Mans, the XJR-15 was truly a race car made street-legal. It's not as well-known as Jaguar's other supercar of the era, the XJ220, but it makes that car look tame in comparison.
The XJR-15 uses the same carbon-fiber chassis as the XJR-9 Group C prototype and a version of the race car's naturally aspirated V12, here displacing 6.0 liters and making 450 hp. Its bodywork is all carbon too, with styling courtesy of Peter Stevens, who later went on to design the McLaren F1.
Only half of the 53 XJR-15s built were intended for road use, and one is currently terrorizing Tennessee backroads in the hands of collector Jasbir Dhillon. Petrolicious caught up with Dhillon to see what life with an XJR-15 is like. Unsurprisingly, it's great.
I can't end this story without sharing an XJR-15 fun fact: It came equipped with two pairs of microphone headsets so driver and passenger could talk to each other. Without them, it's too loud inside to carry on a conversation. Glorious.
Update 3/5/2018: Dhillon was nice enough to bring the car over to Jay Leno to film an episode of , where the two go over the history and design of the XJR-15, as well as take it for a drive through Los Angeles. Watch for yourself to listen to Jay's thoughts on this legendary car.