Jaguar XJ220 turns 20

Twenty years ago, Jaguar introduced a legend - the XJ220.

Originally unveiled as a concept at the 1988 British Motor Show, the car was quickly approved for production a year later.

Featuring styling by Keith Helfet, the model was powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine with 550 PS (405 kW / 542 hp) and 475 lb-ft (643 Nm) of torque. It was connected to a five-speed transmission which enabled the 1,470 kg (3,241 lbs) supercar to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than four seconds and hit a top speed of 213 mph (343 km/h).

When the first XJ220 was sold in 1992, it stickered for £470,000 ($744,170 / €565,750). This doesn't sound all that bad considering the upcoming C-X75 will cost between £700,000-£900,000 ($1.1-$1.4 million / €842,575-€1,083,310).

By the time production ended in 1994, a total of 275 XJ220s had been built.

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