The Cat is Back!
Look what we’ve just dropped into Cosworth ‘s reception! This is the Jaguar R2 Formula 1 car as driven in the 2001 season. This very chassis was driven that year by Eddie Irvine and Pedro de la Rosa throughout the season. Although it might not have claimed a victory, it did go on to collect a useful handful of points. It was though widely acclaimed to be one of the most attractive cars on the grid, resplendent in its iconic green and white livery.
This car is fitted with the same spec of Cosworth CR3 3.0-litre V10 naturally-aspirated engine that it raced with that year. The engine was known within Cosworth as the CK2001, and was a developmental iteration of the extremely successful CK engine that first debuted in 1999 in the Stewart SF3. By this stage, the engine was capable of reaching speeds over 18,000 rpm and producing over 800 bhp.