Jaguar XJ220 celebrates 20 years

Jaguar recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic cars in history – the XJ220. One of the fastest Jaguar’s ever produces, the Jaguar XJ220 was launched in 1992 and was able to achieve a top speed of 213mph, the highest maximum speed of any production car.

Even 20 years, Jaguar’s engineers constructed the XJ220 using advanced aluminium honeycomb, which made the car significantly strong while weighing just 1,470 kg (3,234 pounds). Power for the Jaguar XJ220 came from a 3.5 liter V6 twin-turbo engine making 542-hp with a maximum torque of 475 lb-ft. Mated to a 5-speed gearbox and a AP Racing twin-plate clutch, the XJ220 was abel to hit 60 mph from 0 in under 4 seconds.

Production of the Jaguar XJ220 was completed by hand at Jag’s Bloxham, Oxfordshire factory. The first customer car was completed in June 1992 with a retail price of £470,000 ($743,046 USD).

Production of the model ended just 2 years later, by which 275 units were built.

– By: Omar Rana