2020 Jaguar XJR-19 LMP1 concept race car is Mark Hostler’s independent design project as a design proposal for Le mans racer. This Staffordshire University graduate was inspired by XJR-9 and XJR-12 during the design process as you can see the similar smooth shape that forms into a rectangular form. You can read description of this project with his own words.
In 1988 and 1990, the Silk Cut Jaguar factory team ended 8 years of Porsche dominance at Le Mans with the iconic XJR-9 and XJR-12 group C racers. The XJR-19 is a prototype race car concept for the year 2020, to celebrate 30 years since Jaguar’s last win at the legendary 24hr Le Mans race.
The design process of the XJR-19 was heavily influenced by the XJR-9 and XJR-12, focusing on cutting a smooth, fluid shape into a primarily rectangular form. This created a central pod consisting of the passenger cell and drivetrain, suspended between a skeleton of sharp, flat surfaces that echo the slab sided group C racers of the 1980s and 90s.
Designer : Mark Hostler