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The Jaguar XJR9-LM, at the hands of Andy Wallace, stormed to victory at the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans.

A 7.3 litre V12 engine propelled the car to victory, running day and night through the gruelling 24 hour endurance race. The car ran at speeds up to 240 mph, and as large as the headlights were, they struggled to keep up with the sheer speed of the race.

"It was too fast to see the road ahead. We used the lights more to catch glimpses of landmarks as they whizzed past, so we knew where we were" Wallace recalls.

He was also joined by the new Jaguar XJR, which in a first for Jaguar features all-new LED headlights. With three times the viewable distance of standard headlights, the 2016 Jaguar XJR offers unrivalled confidence, not only from the headlights themselves but from active steer and bend which targets the light towards your next corner. Watch the full film here, where we see the XJR9-LM take to the track at night for the first time since 1988:

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