Jaguar supercars

Jaguar supercars

By Tim Pollard

29 July 2008 09:00

Luxury saloon specialist Jaguar has one genuine supercar contender under its belt, CAR would postulate. The XJ220 was born at the height of the supercar boom – but suffered the market collapse, and never really received the recognition it deserves. An interesting curio, nevertheless









Make and model

Year

Price

Engine

0-60mph

Top speed

Jaguar XJ220

 1992

£415,000 

 3498cc V6, 542bhp, 475lb ft

 3.9sec

 217mph


Jaguar XJ220 supercar

For 

 Held the production-car speed record for a couple of years
 at 217mph

Against 

 Like the Diablo, never gained much credibility. Elton John
 had one

Verdict 

 Bold styling but timid thinking

 

Jaguar's only supercar had a fraught life. First shown with four-wheel drive and a Jag V12, it made production at much higher price with rear-drive and the blown V6 from the Metro 6R4. Disappointment and the recession kippered sales

 

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