The V12 was proving itself on the track.  In the UK Tom Walkinshaws TWR team developed the big XJ-S into a successful Group A car.  In 1984 Tom Walkinshaw himself won the European Touring Car Championship.  Jaguar, encouraged by the success, bankrolled a full Group C sports car programme, which would capture a string of world championships and Le Mans wins.

The TWR/JRA Racing #10 Jaguar XJS  won the 1985 James Hardie Bathurst 1000  in the hands of Hahne Goss

TWR XJS Jaguar V12

This #12 XJS won the 1984 24 Hours of Spa with a 5.3 liter V-12.

The TWR teams  success and expertise translated in 1988 to the XJR-S, which was given a 318bhp 6.0-litre V12 engine in 1989, and uprated again to 332bhp in 1991.

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