Listen to this Jaguar XJR-12D Roar at Goodwood
This 1993 Jaguar XJR-12D was the quickest car at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it sounded amazing in action.
A 1993 Jaguar XJR-12D race car was the quickest car to storm up the Hillclimb Course at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Driver Justin Law was behind the wheel of the 7-liter, 730 horsepower 60-degree V12 race car. The sleek British endurance racer turned an amazing run on the Goodwood Hill Climb, stopping the clock at just 46.13 seconds.
This marks the sixth time that a Jaguar has turned in the quickest time in the Hillclimb event. Each time Justin Law has been at the wheel. He led the field in 2004 and 2005 with an XJR-12 while turning in the best lap in 2008, 2009 and 2013 with an XLR8/9.
The video above, courtesy of the YouTube channel of 19Bozzy92, shows that winning run by Law and the 1993 Jaguar XLR-12D.
The 24-year old race car looked great and performed even better. However, the most awe-inspiring aspect of this run is the sweet, sweet sound of the 60-degree V12 mounted behind the driver. At low RPM, the Jaguar XJR-12D has a low, deep grumble. But when the massive engine gets into the higher RPM band, the open exhaust emits a glorious high-pitched roar.
As has been the case over the past few years, the Goodwood Hillclimb Course is lined with cameras to catch all of the high-speed action. This allows us to hear the XJR-12D as it approaches the cameras and as it races off into the distance. But from every angle, this classic Jaguar race sounds awesome.