Launched in 1992, the XJ220 was the fastest Jaguar ever produced. 20 years later, it still maintains the title, making it an iconic vehicle to be celebrated. And as part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Jaguar has released a number of images to show it off.

The Jaguar XJ220 started off as a concept in 1988 designed by Keith Helfet and was never intended for production. However, after an overwhelming response at the auto show, Jaguar went on to see its viability as a production model. What they ended up with was a limited run of 350 units. The first customer car was completed in June 1992 with a retail price of £470,000 (about $737,000 at the current exchange rates). The XJ220 remained in production until 1994.

The Jaguar XJ220 was powered by a 3.5-liter, twin turbo V6 engine that delivered a total of 550 HP and 475 lbs-ft of torque. The engine was mated to a five-speed gearbox and an AP Racing twin-plate clutch. This amount of power was enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. Also, with an impressive top speed of 213mph, the XJ220 had the highest maximum speed of any production car at that time.

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4 comments:

  (365) posted on 02.15.2012

Congratulations to the manufacturer of Jaguar for celebrating its 20 years of the car industry. They seem to be more successful because of their great concepts being implemented.

  (570) posted on 02.8.2012

I’m impressed with its awesome platform, looks great with its yellow color that is very catchy as well. It’s good to know that this XJ220 had the highest maximum speed of any production car.

  (577) posted on 02.6.2012

Well, I must congratulate the Jaguar for keeping their title for twenty years. Their cars was renowned for the speed, drift and acceleration. Their car was hailed as the icon of the super cars. So keep it up pals.

  (530) posted on 02.6.2012

Wow! I was amazed on how the top speed of this produces 213mph. This is the fastest Jaguar ever produced. It still remains the title and the concept keeps on improving and more styling at its best. I’m sure this will be a great success to all manufacturers.

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