TWR Unveils First Production Car Based on Jaguar XJS

The Supercat features a supercharged V12 with restyled XJS bodywork...

TWR has unveiled the Supercat, a supercharged V12-powered super-GT boasting more than 600 hp and built from the Jaguar XJS platform. It is the first of a new generation of cars from TWR and the order book for the debut limited production performance car is now open.

“After more than two years of extensive design, engineering and development work, we are proud to unveil the design of TWR’s debut product. The outcome is a true drivers’ Super-GT built from the foundations of the iconic Jaguar XJS. This bold expression of the breed fulfils our mission to build cars worthy of TWR’s winning legacy, starting with this remarkable car as it enters its 50th year,” said Fergus Walkinshaw, director and founder, TWR.

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TWR has a long winning association with Jaguar and the XJS through victories in the most demanding motorsports environments in the world including Spa and Bathurst. The Supercat will be strictly limited to 88 individual builds a number chosen to celebrate the 1988 Le Mans win in the TWR Jaguar XJR-9.

TWR’s performance and motorsport DNA are evidenced in every element of the car. The selection of a manual transmission, weight-saving materials and an exhaustive testing, development and tuning program speak to the company’s commitment to delivering visceral and dynamic driving experiences.

In realizing this first product, TWR has drawn inspiration from the history of the name, stemming from Tom Walkinshaw’s work with touring cars, Le Mans monsters like the XJR-9, XJR-15 and even the XJ220 supercar.

Order books are officially open. Clients wishing to join those who have already committed to reservations following the announcement of the revival of TWR can secure their build slot with a £10,000 refundable deposit. Production will be strictly limited with first deliveries to take place in the fourth quarter of 2024.

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As individual builds, all TWR clients will be afforded a full scope for personalization. Therefore pricing will vary depending on individual specifications but will start at an indicative price of $281,000 excluding local taxes.

The TWR Supercat has been engineered by a team led by Fergus Walkinshaw, son of TWR founder, Tom Walkinshaw. He has gathered a group of technical and operational talent from the most celebrated names in motorsport and performance car development. This includes: McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche, Williams, Mercedes F1 and Renault F1.

Khyzyl Saleem worked as design lead for the Supercat. His approach, is shaped by his standing among the world’s leading digital and 3D car concepting stylists and through many performance-focused OEM projects, including with the late Ken Block and Travis Pastrana.

“This project is an incredible opportunity to interpret TWR’s winning legacy in today’s design language. My career in the digital and physical realms have been leading to this moment. In merging the Super-GT form and racing functionality we have created a unique identity that is instantly recognizable. I cannot wait to work with our clients in shaping their own personal styling requirements for this incredible modern interpretation of a car that deserves its place among the most celebrated examples of British automotive design,” said Saleem.

To learn more about the TWR Supercat, click here.

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