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Exoto 1/18 Jaguar XJ-R9 LM #2 Winner 1988 LeMans Silk Cut MTB00104

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Jaguars return to the World Sportscar Championship came good in 1987 with the XJR-8developed with Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR). It was Jaguars first ever World Championship. But four outright Le Mans wins between 1951 and 1957 were what had made the British automaker a household name. The return to racing in the 1980s had one main objective: another victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans!

Jaguar festeggia 20 anni dalla sua vittoria di Le Mans

The XJR-9LM, a purpose-built derivative of the XJR-9, was the right tool for the task. In 1988, the Silk Cut TWR Jaguar team put an end to Porsches streak of seven consecutive victories and re-established Jaguar's reputation in an instant by taking the top honors. The "leaping cats" from Coventry, England were back with a vengeance!

Superlative detail and finish

Recreated from a digital master consisting of over 4,000 3D reference points, every aspect of the Jaguar XJR-9LM is precisely and faithfully recreated, accurate to within .006"! New technologies have been employed, breaking new ground in the die-cast world.

Each Jaguar XJR-9LM replica features a die-cast zinc metal body, tub and belly pan with opening doors and removable rear bodywork. This wonderful new replica is suspended on a functional race-tuned suspension and active steering. Rubber-like Dunlop slick tires with race-scrubbed surface adorn miniature wheels with machine turned valve stems.

The interior is purposeful, like the real Jaguar XJR-9LM, and as carefully replicated as any other area of this ferocious racer. The doors open in true-to-the-original butterfly motion on specially developed ball joints to reveal a simulated carbon-fiber seat shell with suede-like covering, fabric seatbelts with photo-etch metal fastening hardware, and acres of glassed carbon-fiber finish.

The thundering 7-liter V12 Jaguar engine is fully wired and plumbed, using genuine braided hoses, rubber hoses and simulated anodized high-pressure fittings. Furious details like photo-etch metal on the valve covers and individual fastening hardware on the exhaust headers add a crispness and realism that will make you think you can feel the heat rise off

 this hot motor!

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