Twenty years ago, Jaguar introduced a legend - the XJ220. Learn more about the model inside
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.