* The Jaguar XJR-9 story - brief history of pre-1980s Jaguar racing history (C-type, D-type, etc) the origins of the XJR-9 and the cars that preceded it, including the XJR-5, 6, and 8, plus the XJR-12. The later turbo cars, from XJR-10 onwards. *Design and development of the Jaguar XJR-9 - the XJR-6 and subsequent developments, with input from designer Tony Southgate. The development of the V12 engine, with input from engine designer Allan Scott. *The Jaguar XJR-9 in action - race-by-race account of the 1988 and 1989 seasons with the XJR-9, and brief precis of the subsequent seasons with later cars. *The anatomy of the Jaguar XJR-9 - chassis, bodywork, fuel tank, aerodynamics, suspension, steering, brakes, engine, transmission, wheels, tyres, electronics, safety equipment and cockpit controls. *The designers - profiles of the designers, including Tony Southgate, with exclusive interview material. *The engineers - profiles and reminiscences of engineers and mechanics who worked with the XJR-9. *The drivers - profiles of XJR sports-car drivers, with interviews, including Derek Warwick, Martin Brundle, Andy Wallace and Jan Lammers *Ownership and historic racing - owning, maintaining and running an XJR-9 today.
Michael Cotton began trained as a journalist before becoming Assistant Editor of Sporting Motorist between 1962 and 1966. He was briefly Assistant Editor of Motorsport before becoming Editor of Motoring News until 1976, when he left to become Press and PR Manager of Porsche Cars GB. In 1983 Michael left Porsche to go freelance, specialising in GT and sportscar endurance racing, and the Porsche and Jaguar marques in particular. He reported on all the Jaguar XJR-9's races for Motoring News, and is very well connected with all the people involved in the story.