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The V12 was proving itself on the track.Â In the UK Tom Walkinshaws TWR team developed the big XJ-S into a successful Group A car.Â In 1984 Tom Walkinshaw himself won the European Touring Car Championship.Â Jaguar, encouraged by the success,Â bankrolled a full Group C sports car programme, which wouldÂ capture a string of world championships and Le Mans wins.
The TWR/JRA Racing #10 Jaguar XJSÂ won the 1985 James Hardie Bathurst 1000Â in the hands of Hahne Goss
This #12 XJS won the 1984 24 Hours of Spa with a 5.3 liter V-12.
The TWR teamsÂ success and expertise translated in 1988Â toÂ the XJR-S, which was given a 318bhp 6.0-litre V12 engine in 1989, and uprated again to 332bhp in 1991.