Jaguar-Founded Co. Develops New Vehicle

Flared Fenders and Boxy Tail Teased.

Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) was a renowned identity in the British motorsport as well as car-building realm during the 1980s and 90s. It worked on the Jaguar endurance racers which secured victory at the 24 Hour of Le Mans, and it leant a helping hand with Jag’s XJ220 supercar project. Now, the eponymous label is readying itself for a major comeback, as a new teaser has granted us with an initial perception of the upcoming car.

Unfortunately, TWR has yet to provide any specific details about the revived company’s first project. The teaser image does give a glimpse of the vehicle’s flared rear fender, low-slung roofline, and flat tail. This shape indicates that this could be a performance coupe, or possibly even a supercar. No powertrain or interior information has been released yet, but TWR has promised that a full unveiling will be revealed soon.

Fergus Walkinshaw, the son of Tom, is leading the revival of the new enterprise. Intending to manufacture cars with remarkable abilities, the business has refrained from mentioning the names of their collaborators.

“I am immensely proud that the TWR name will continue to live on for a new generation,” Fergus Walkinshaw declared. “High-performance engineering is something that runs through the veins of the Walkinshaw family, and ever since the original TWR shut its doors, I have been looking for a way to keep the family legacy alive.”

It should be unequivocally stated that this is not the initial version of TWR. Back in the early 2000s, the enterprise ceased operations. Yet, in 2020, Fergus Walkinshaw and his companion re-established it with a new brand identity.

The initial conception of Tom Walkinshaw Racing originated in 1975. A landmark venture of the company’s at first was reconditioning and adapting the first Mazda RX-7 for competitions, which delivered a victory at the prestigious 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in 1981. Soon afterwards, an interconnection was formed between the business and Jaguar, with the XJR-9LM racecar being produced and claiming top honors at Le Mans in 1988. The 1990 season saw the triumphant return of the firm when the Jaguar XJR-12 dominated the next edition of the same race.

TWR also experimented with cleromobile engineering. The modification it implemented on the Jaguar XJS created the XJR-S, possessing a bolder physique with an extra powerful V12 powertrain. Moreover, the XJR-15 supercar (included in the image), demonstrated its innovativeness with carbon fiber formulating its external panels and uniqueness of monocoque. This exclusive vehicle was driven by a gigantic 6.0-liter V12 motor. Stepping away from the Jaguar, TWR aided the designing of models such as Saab 9-3 Viggen and Renault Clio V6.

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