TWR Supercat: The Ultimate V12 Super-GT

Introducing the TWR Supercat, a limited-edition super-GT built from the iconic Jaguar XJS. Packed with over 600bhp and a supercharged V12 engine, this beast delivers a truly exhilarating driving experience.

It’s time to get excited because TWR (Tom Walkinshaw Racing) has just revealed its flagship debut car, the TWR Supercat. This limited-production super-GT is set to make its mark in the automotive world with its stunning design, exhilarating performance, and a nod to TWR’s rich motorsport heritage.

Pretty Cat

The TWR Supercat boasts a mesmerizing carbon fiber silhouette, masterfully crafted by renowned designer Khyzyl Saleem. With a contemporary approach to design and a focus on Super-GT form and racing functionality, the Supercat is instantly recognizable from its silhouette alone. It combines the sleek profile, long bonnet, and unique rear buttresses of the Jaguar XJS. Only now with more muscle and aggression. The design takes inspiration from TWR’s illustrious motorsport pedigree, creating a ‘Greatest Hits’ of racing Jags, including cues from iconic models such as the XJ220, XJR-9, and XJR-15.

600bhp Supercharged V12 Engine

Under that instantly recognisable bonnet, the TWR Supercat features a supercharged V12 engine that will produce more than 600 horsepower. This means it will offer breathtaking acceleration and exhilarating speeds. To deliver a truly engaging and analogue driving experience, TWR has opted for a 6-speed manual gearbox. It’s all about that connection between the driver and the road, allowing the 88 lucky to fully exploit this incredible big car.

Yes, 88. That’s right. TWR has decided to limit production of the Supercat to only 88 units worldwide. Why 88, why not 90, or 100? Well, the number 88 has been carefully chosen to celebrate TWR’s 1988 Le Mans win with the Jaguar XJR-9. .

Want one? Of course, you do! The reservation book is officially open, and all you need to secure yours is a £10,000 deposit.  You’ll need to find the remaining £260k, though,  to pay off the balance before deliveries are due to start landing at the end of the year!

Who is Tom Walkinshaw Racing?

Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) is a name that carries immense prestige and heritage in the world of motorsport. Founded by the legendary constructor and racer, Tom Walkinshaw, TWR has left an indelible mark on the industry with its legacy of innovation, success, and passion.

Originally established in the 1980s, TWR quickly became a global powerhouse in both motorsport and performance engineering. The company’s success spanned multiple disciplines, including touring cars, endurance racing, and even Formula 1. TWR’s motorsport division achieved numerous victories and championships, with notable wins at iconic events such as Spa and Bathurst.

But it was racing Jaguar’s where the company really made its name. The collaboration between the two brands resulted in some of the most iconic moments in motorsport history. The XJS, in particular, played a significant role in TWR’s success. The XJS platform provided the foundation for victories in the European Touring Car Championship, the Spa 24 Hours, and the Bathurst race.

A New Era: Fergus Walkinshaw’s Vision

Today, TWR is embarking on a new chapter under the leadership of Fergus Walkinshaw, Tom Walkinshaw’s son. As the Director and Founder of TWR, Fergus is determined to uphold his father’s legacy while pushing the boundaries of performance and engineering in the 21st century. The introduction of the TWR Supercat marks the beginning of this new era. And, if the Supercat is anything to go by, we’re excited to see what other awesome projects the company will bring in the future!

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