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Old 04-12-2009, 08:45 AM
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Jaguar XJR 15

A good friend is seriously considering buying a Jag XJR 15 to use in club racing, He sent a few pictures attached below and more are:

Jaguar XJR 15 - AMOC Club Racing - Aston Martin Forum

but he really wnats one with a 5 speed syncro gearbox. Any idea if there are any for sale?
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:54 AM
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I don't think everybody is a member of the Aston Martin forum, so we cannot see the pictures.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:03 AM
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Didn't the XJR15 have deadly handling?
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:32 AM
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Didn't the XJR15 have deadly handling?
it had. imo not the whisest choice for a track car. better leave it as a great museum piece
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:12 PM
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Now that's nice, and much rarer than most club racers. I'd definitely buy one regardless of handling stories and give it a good ol' thrash.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:22 PM
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I don't think everybody is a member of the Aston Martin forum, so we cannot see the pictures.
I am pretty sure you just need to register. I don't think there is any sort of membership fee.
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Old 04-12-2009, 01:25 PM
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Didn't the XJR15 have deadly handling?
It did have a reputation for tricky handling. Problem was that it was set up too high off the ground so the aero package was not able to creat enough downforce. Drop the suspension, fit a larger front lip spoiler and raise the rear wing and you should be fine.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:08 PM
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Didn't the XJR15 have deadly handling?
As Tiff Needell said to me:-

"The XJR15 was the only car I raced that understeered on the straight".

'nuff said.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:24 AM
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As Tiff Needell said to me:-

"The XJR15 was the only car I raced that understeered on the straight".

'nuff said.
The XJR 15 is just underdeveloped.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:58 AM
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As Tiff Needell said to me:-

"The XJR15 was the only car I raced that understeered on the straight".

'nuff said.
Isn't going straight exactly what you want on a straight?
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:36 AM
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Isn't going straight exactly what you want on a straight?
i was just thinking, is he implying that it's somehow worse than...over steering on a straight??
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:42 AM
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Wondering what Needell was doing in those moments...
you are understeering, on a straight...the question is, why were you steering in first place?!
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:49 AM
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TWR should be able to provide the answer as to where they sourced the 'box from, or the likes of Quaife would be able to custom make a new set of internals.
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i would guess, giving Tiff's penchant for hyperbole, that he was just trying to relate just how much of a dog it was to drive, not implying that it it did indeed understeer on a straight.
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:23 AM
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Also remembered that Mike Roddy's shop did some work on Lindsey Fox's car last year.

They may be able to provide some more info for you.

Mike is the Owner / Driver of the Bathurst / Spa winning XJS and has along history with the brand in Australia
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