Jaguar hasn’t won at Le Mans since 1990, or when the XJS was just starting to get long in the tooth. But parent company Tata is interested in a return to the prototype class, with an LMP1 car of its own.
Hopefully Jaguar will replicate any of its seven past wins, the most recent with the XJR-12. “We are monitoring developments in motorsport around the world,” said a spokesman for Jaguar, whose parent company Tata Motors is crunching the numbers necessary for a return. Jaguar already competes in the GT2 class with the XKR.
No concrete information has been given on the plan, or even a date for anything, but at least their head’s in the game now. And it’ll be interesting to see them battle it out against Porsche’s own hybrid-fueled return to LMP1 for more cross-continental rivalries!