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#1 OFFLINE   Mike K

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 01:54 AM

One of my favorite supercars of all time, the Jaguar XJR-15, has finally made it into my collection of 1:18s.  In 1990, while Jaguar was developing the XJ220, Jaguar Sport was taking the recently Le Mans winning XJR-9 and morphing it into a street-legal, yet still racing, exotic supercar.  Tom Walkinshaw and Peter Stevens designed it, and its lightweight, all carbon-fiber and kevlar body was not only the basis for what Stevens next put into the McLaren F1, but was the first in the world of its kind at all.  That and its V12 sold it as a lighter and quicker alternative to the XJ220 - the car that went on to hold the roadcar lap record at Nurburgring for almost a decade - so the XJR-15 was also as good as anything among performance cars of its time, and has since held up amazingly well.  It should be remembered as another truly ground-breaking Jaguar from over the years, and another achievement in British automotive history.

This Cult resin, I'm just happy that someone finally made it in 1:18, and especially that it looks so right.  This company really knows how to capture the look of the 1:1s - I'd say that the exterior, wheels, paint are all at least as good as or better than GT Spirit's baseline.  I've gotten a few of their Jaguars recently, and they've all went straight to being some of the most gorgeous models in my collection.  Although with this XJR-15, I must say, there's very little going on in the interior and engine, there's much less detail than in their Jaguar sedans, or maybe even anything in 1:18.  They at least put some movement on a resin model, though - the wheels steer, and on this, the rear tow hook pivots.  And again, the overall look, especially the wheels, it's spot on - which was more needed than ever after the misshapen Top Marques XJ220.

So I look at this and see something that I've always wanted in 1:18 come true, but with its lack of detailing, it's a weird one - one of the best looking on the outside, but also the least detailed on the inside, models in my collection.

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 03:55 AM

Great line up as always Mike. Like you I really like the XJR15 and overall am reasonably happy with the Cult scale model. My biggest gripes are the windows and paint. In both cases it just apprears to be too dark. Nevertheless no supercar collection should be without the XJR15 as it really is more Jaguar 'in spirit' than the XJ220 which is the far more famous of the 90's Jaguar Supercars. I would even go so far as saying that the XJR15 is the more interesting design of Peter Stevens compared to the McLaren F1.

Coincedently I was reading up on the XJR15LM today. This was a limited run of 5 built for the Japanese market only. They had the higher spec V12 producing 700HP+ and had a roof scoop too. Google it, I am sure it will interest you, if your were not already aware.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 02:47 PM

Thanks Simon :occasion14:  Yes, the XJR-15 LM, what a beast!  It reminds me of how we still need the TWR XJ220 S in 1:18.
I can see why someone would prefer the XJR-15 over the XJ220.  It's more in line with Jaguar's racing history, and has a more feline look.  But the XJ220 has more of a proper Jaguar interior, and the glass roof... it's like they contrast each other perfectly.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 06:22 PM

Many thanks for the write up and photos Mike. I'm always interested in learning the history of certain cars these days. I always knew about the XJR-15 but because it was never available in model form I didn't really read up on it until I saw the Jay Leno video and immediately understood what the fuss was about. What an incredible machine, and a first in many aspects.
I heard Top Marques would be making the XJR-15 and decided instantly I would be getting one, but I think that ship has sailed. I haven't purchased a Cult model before but this will be my first.
I've also asked Chaim when the XJ220 S will be ready by Top Marques, I do hope they will still make it.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:07 PM

Mark, you may have heard about this young Melbourne engineer Jordan Roddy. He has a Jaguar service facility and successfully restored a XJR-15 here locally. Trully inspirational. I understand that he has been somewhat responsible for another 3-4 XJR-15s leaving Japan to be repaired / restored. See the folllowing link:

https://www.tradeuni...5-part-1-review

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 03:10 AM

I think it's fantastic! I've seen a few of them in real life many years ago and I've always liked them. I too much prefer it to the XJ220, I've just never been in to those. Then the McLaren F1 came out and as they say, the rest was history ;)

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 05:15 AM

View PostPhatboi101, on 30 June 2020 - 06:22 PM, said:

I heard Top Marques would be making the XJR-15 and decided instantly I would be getting one, but I think that ship has sailed. I haven't purchased a Cult model before but this will be my first.
I've also asked Chaim when the XJ220 S will be ready by Top Marques, I do hope they will still make it.

As soon as Cult showed their XJR-15, Top Marques shelved the idea. No point having spending all that time and money when someone else beat us to it!
The XJ220 S is still somewhere on the horizon, just not sure where yet and I'll try and find out.

Meanwhile, for all you XJR-15 lovers I spent a whole day at Don Law Racing in November 2018 and they had a bunch of XJR-15s there....enjoy these pics!

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:00 AM

Fantastic!!

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:05 AM

Love that Lister Storm too - incredible

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:07 AM

View Postsimondc07, on 30 June 2020 - 09:07 PM, said:

Mark, you may have heard about this young Melbourne engineer Jordan Roddy. He has a Jaguar service facility and successfully restored a XJR-15 here locally. Trully inspirational. I understand that he has been somewhat responsible for another 3-4 XJR-15s leaving Japan to be repaired / restored. See the folllowing link:

https://www.tradeuni...5-part-1-review

Just finished reading the article, what a cool story, for a young bloke as well it's an awesome accomplishment. Makes me look back and think what the heck was I doing when I was that age ...

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:15 AM

View Postsimondc07, on 01 July 2020 - 06:05 AM, said:

Love that Lister Storm too - incredible

I'd never seen one before - looked amazing in the flesh!
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Posted 01 July 2020 - 06:29 AM

View Postmcaf123, on 01 July 2020 - 05:15 AM, said:

As soon as Cult showed their XJR-15, Top Marques shelved the idea. No point having spending all that time and money when someone else beat us to it!

Totally understandable.
Would've been interesting if both brands released at same time so we could have compared each offering. Wasn't meant to be I guess ... but at least we finally got it in 1/18.

View Postmcaf123, on 01 July 2020 - 05:15 AM, said:

The XJ220 S is still somewhere on the horizon, just not sure where yet and I'll try and find out.

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:01 AM

View Postmcaf123, on 01 July 2020 - 06:15 AM, said:

View Postsimondc07, on 01 July 2020 - 06:05 AM, said:

Love that Lister Storm too - incredible

I'd never seen one before - looked amazing in the flesh!
Any chance of Cult producing a Cortina MKII Lotus?
The 1600E looks very nice, but I would jump on a Lotus version.  :adore:

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 10:28 PM

Thanks Mark, I think that you might really like this model... it's good for supercar collectors who are OK with resins.

I'm very much looking forwards to Top Marques' XJ220 TWR, and I'd love the XJR-15 LM as well.  It looks like they've gotten the shape, especially around the front end, a lot more accurate than they did on the XJ220.

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