While waiting for Jaguar to decide whether they are going to build the new XJ220 supercar or not, you can say, "To hell with them!" and buy an old version of the supercar. A US legal model is for sale on eBay at a price of $189,000.
TheJaguar XJ220 supercar is powered by a race-derived 3.5 liter V6 engine that delivers a total of 542 HP. Its top speed of 220 mph and 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds easily made it the fastest road car on earth at the time. We also have to remind you that the XJ220 is not only the fastest, but also the widest car Jaguar has ever built at nearly 7 feet in width.
There are only 281 units produced making it a real collectible sports car.
This car is available for sale in Tiburon, CA, United States and it only has 5,281 miles on it. It comes painted in Spa Silver with two sets of rims and new Michelin Pilot Sports.
The current Jaguar XJ is powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine offered in both naturally aspirated and supercharged versions with outputs ranging from 385 hp to 510 hp. Europeans also get a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. Now, rumors suggest that Jaguar is also preparing a 4.4 liter TDV8 engine for 2011 in a model called either the Jaguar XJ TDV8 or the Jaguar XJ Supersport TDV8.
The 4.4 liter diesel engine will deliver a total of 375bhp and a peak torque of more than 600lb.-ft. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made quicker than the supercharged XJ and will return 40mpg. Same engine is also rumored to be offered in theJaguar XF .
There’s something utterly depressing about finding an abandoned car out on the streets collecting dirt and dust with no hope of a carwash in its foreseeable future.
But what makes this more depressing is that the car you’re looking at is one of the rarest one you’ll find on the planet: the Jaguar XJ-220 .
Born out of a dream that came to then Jaguar chief designer, Jim Randle, the XJ-220 became one of Jaguar’s most unexpectedly successful models in its proud and rich history. Such high esteem held for the XJ-220 should be enough for an owner to take utmost care of it.
But, apparently, this particular XJ-220, which was found somewhere in the Qatari desert by Crank and Piston’s Mick Bramley, wasn’t given the special care and attention it so deserved.
The German tuner, Startech, revealed the first details of their tuning package for the new Jaguar XJ . The kit is based exclusively on improving the car’s look and includes a dynamically styled aerodynamic-enhancement kit, custom-tailored 21-inch forged wheels with corresponding ride-height lowering, and exclusive interior customization options.
The aerodynamic kit includes large air ducts, LED daytime running lights integrated into the air ducts, Startech quarter panels, new rocker panel trim, a new rear apron with integrated diffuser, two integrated striking Startech exhaust tips, rear spoiler lip, and 21" three-piece forged wheels. The car’s ride has been lowered by about 30 millimeters.
The interior gets a multitude of leather and Alcantara colors with a new type of wood trim.
Similar to just about everything that’s built in production facilities these days, to say that a car plant is a busy workplace is a vast understatement. With all the people and all those machines trying to build about 50 cars per day, idle time in a car production facility is about as rare as seeing a polar bear out on the wild in the Philippines.
And to illustrate our point, Autocar recently released a video of an inside look behind the production of Jaguar ’s new flagship sedan, the 2010 XJ , which is currently being built at the company’s Castle Bromwich production facility.
Currently, Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich facility is producing about 68 XJs per day but now that the sales of the car are increasing, it is expected that the facility will eventually make about 440 vehicles on a weekly basis with a targeted release date of April at the earliest.
The chaps over at Autocar were given quite a treat recently after they took the liberty in test driving the all-new 2010 Jaguar XJ in all its three versions that are currently on sale in the UK.
Among the versions of the XJ they tested included the 3.0d V6, the Portfolio, and the 5.0-liter V8 Supersport. Matt Saunders of Autocar takes us through the reins and describes in rather succinct detail the merits of the new XJ, saying that the car has enough space and leg room and is heaps better than its predecessors. It’s a pretty enlightening review for anybody who seems to have caught an eye for the new Jaguar XJ.
So if you’re one of the guilty parties that are curious about Jaguar’s new flagship luxury sedan, give this video a look-see so you can know more about the new XJ.
It wasn’t all that long ago that Jaguar dropped the R moniker from their XJ lineup of luxury limousines and replaced it with the Vanden Plas and Super V8 series Jaguars. So there are still enough Jaguar enthusiasts out there that thirst for a next generation XJ-R . The Jaguar XJ has been completely redesigned for the 2010 model year and with the impressive makeover, the English automaker has announced that they will indeed bring back the high performance R version of the XJ much like the current XK-R and XF-R models. At the moment this is still just speculation, however the folks at Auto Gesport have taken it upon themselves to come up with this rendering of what a 2010 XJ-R might look like.
When it does come to market, the XJ-R would follow the same treatment as the other R models with features like larger intakes in the front bumper, meatier rubber and massive set of stoppers to bring the 500+ HP supercharged XJ to a halt from what will most certainly be incredible speeds. You can also expect a bit more lightweight carbon fiber to find its way into the new car adding an additional element of sport to the new car. When the future XJ-R does arrive in showrooms, it will compete head to head with other full size luxury sport saloons like the Audi S8 and the Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG . And with a 0 to 60 MPH sprint time of less than 5 seconds it just might give a few other dedicated sports cars a run for their money as well.
The 2011 Jaguar XJ is scheduled for release in the US sometime in April of 2010, but it hasn’t stopped the car from already pursuing a career in entertainment as Jaguar ’s new luxury sedan is set to be prominently featured in rapper Jay-Z’s new music video, ’On to the Next One’.
Mike O’ Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars, said: "JAY-Z is an icon who has blazed an unprecedented path through music, fashion, business and sports; making his video "On To The Next One" the absolutely right vehicle for the all-new 2011 Jaguar XJ to make its global entertainment industry debut."
As one of the most influential figures in the music industry today, Jay-Z sure knows how to make a splash on car enthusiasts with his music videos. Before using the 2011 Jaguar XJ for his latest work, Jay-Z has already used a Pagani Zonda , a Ferrari F430 , and a Maybach Exeloro in his previous videos so none of us should really be surprised that he chose a car like the 2011 Jaguar XJ for his latest work.
While the video is still far from a finished product, Jaguar has already inviting everyone to check out the Interactive Jaguar website in January to catch the first-look of Jay-Z’s ’On to the Next One’ video.
The new Jaguar Xj is for sure the car of the year. And how it got all the press attention at its launch, it was a matter of time until the tuner will focus their attention on it. Arden is one of them and today they have revealed the AJ22 program.
The aerodynamic package includes: front and rear apron, side sills and rear spoiler, 4-pipe stainless steel custom muffler system, the high-performance catalytic converters of which are responsible both for the increase in power and the typical sonorous sound and 21" exclusive Arden Sportline wheels.
Jaguar showed off their 2010 XJ at the 2009 Miami Auto Show. Although they had already unveiled the new Jag in London with our favorite late night funny man Jay Leno and super model Claudia Schiffer to take wraps off the new cat, the new XJ was just as stunning in South Florida. This particular model was the very first of the special edition XJs built for Neiman Marcus and quite possibly put the car over the top with its wraparound wood interior and cat claw inspired rear tail lamps. The 2010 XJ is the first Jaguar model to be built using Jaguar’s aerospace-inspired aluminum body technology and will be available with a stretched wheelbase option as well as a choice of new ultra-efficient Gen III classification petrol and diesel engines consisting of a 3.0 Liter diesel V6, a 5.0 Liter naturally aspirated V8 as well as the almighty 5.0 Liter supercharged 8 cylinder power plant.