This car was sold to a collector. Several years ago this car came back to the UK and was sold to another collector where again it has been perfectly stored. On the market un-registered with less than 200 miles from new, this car has never been used other than the PDI testing. Article from Jaguar in the Mid 90s Jaguar XJ220 Background The XJ220 story started in 1988 when Jaguar Cars Ltd unveiled its two door mid engine concept car at the Birmingham International Motor Show. XJ220 was clearly aimed at the supercar sector but more importantly reflected the capabilities of British carmakers and the skills of Jaguar. At the time of the concept, Jaguar had no intention to manufacture such an individualist car. However, no-one could have imagined the response from those potential customers prepared to pay large sums of money to own such a car. Manufacture commenced in 1992 by Jaguar Sport, a joint venture company between Jaguars Cars Ltd and TWR Engineering. A maximum of 350 cars were to be produced at the specially developed manufacturing facility at Bloxham in rural Oxfordshire. The Car The beautifully styled XJ220 with its innovative aluminum body and chassis, advanced technology doubl
The Jaguar XJ220 was revealed at the 1988 Birmingham Motor Show and was instantly recognisable due to its dramatic styling and performance. Although there are rumours the beautiful body should have been powered by a V12; the XJ220 produced 542 bhp from a twin-turbo V6 from the XJR10 and 11 racing cars. This level of power allowed for a 0-60 time quicker than the majority of its rivals and the honour of being the fastest car in the world, with a top speed of 217 mph. Although this has been surpassed by cars such as the Mclaren F1 and Bugatti Veyron, the XJ220 remains Jaguar's fastest ever production car. The vehicle we are offering is presented in a rare Le Mans Blue over Smoke Grey interior - with the majority of vehicles being silver. The car was delivered to Italy in January 1993 and has covered less than 7,500km; naturally sitting in a fantastic all-round condition. Further, the car has just enjoyed a full belts and tanks service, ensuring it is in absolutely fantastic mechanical order. For a car with such history and less than 300 cars produced; the XJ220 sits as a fantastic investment opportunity, with a value set to rise in the coming years.
• Year: 1993
• Mileage: 4750 mi
Year: 1992 Mileage: 1650 Transmission: Manual The story behind the Jaguar XJ220 is an inspiring one. Professor Jim Randall, the head of Jaguar’s engineering department, started the ball rolling by sketching out some ideas whilst on a Christmas holiday in the 1980s. It was the stuff of fantasies – V12, 4WD, slippery body with ground effects. Together with colleagues in the ‘Saturday Club’ at Jaguar (so called because they met out of hours and at weekends to work on unofficial pet projects) they toyed with the concept until Jaguar started getting genuinely excited by the idea and official plans were put in place to build what was to be the fastest ever road car. The Birmingham Motor Show in 1988 saw the unveiling of the powered concept with the design featuring a V12, fuel injected, 48 valve 530BHP engine delivering its output to all four wheels. Ultimately, the use of the V6 allowed the chassis to be shortened, although the proportions of this car are still truly impressive. The engine sits behind the two seat cabin, with a tiny boot available behind that. The styling is heavily influenced by the need to cool the highly tuned engine and also to provide sufficient downforce to keep t
So much has been written about the XJ220 in the 22 years since it started production back in 1992. Only 281 examples of this supercar were ever produced, much less than its direct rival the Ferrari F40. Bad timing, marketing and price increases meant one of the fastest production cars the world has ever seen can be bought for a fraction of the price of other cars to have held this title. The brain child of the Jaguar Saturday club including members of the racing department TWR, the XJ220 promised a V12 engine and 4 wheel drive when it first surfaced in 1988, prompting 1500 deposits. As the car was developed and the UKs economy crashed into darkness the project progressed with the TWR V64V which was also found in the XJR-10 and XJR-11 and the Group B 6R4. Producing 540 BHP but weighing in at only 1390kg the XJ220 is still one of the quickest cars on the road today, with the outright pace to out drag a Pagani Zonda and many other more modern supercars. Fantastic to drive, beautiful to look at and very rare the XJ220 ticks so many boxes and still is one of the supercars. This superb example finished in Spa Silver with Smoke Gray trim has been in the UK since 1997 originally being deli
• Year: 1997
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