Jaguar's 1988 Le Mans Win Was a Stunner

In 1988, Jaguar's squadron of V-12-powered XJR-9s took on the dominant Porsche 962 for a legendary victory at Le Mans. Here's how it happened.

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The 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans was a race to remember. Titans from Porsche and Jaguar went head to head on Circuit de la Sarthe culminating in one of the closest finishes in Le Mans history. Why not relive the action right here.

Porsche was the favorite going into the start of the race, with the top three grid positions occupied by 962Cs. There were 11 962Cs entered in the field in total, facing off against just five 7.0-liter V-12-powered Jaguar XJR-9s. But, it was the Silk Cut-sponsored Jaguar team of Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries, and Andy Wallace that took overall victory by just two and a half minutes, despite their car being stuck in fourth gear towards the end of the race. It was Jaguar's first Le Man win since 1957.

put together a quick highlight video breaking down how Jaguar was able to defeat Porsche for the number one spot, and it's certainly worth a watch, especially if you're watching Le Mans this year.

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