Jaguar XJ220 – Supercar with Teeth
In the post Leyland era, Jaguar employees formed “The Saturday Club” to work on pet projects outside of company time. Chief engineer, Jim Randle, had a vision for a spiritual successor to the XJ13 (as famously wrecked, through no fault of his own, by Norman Dewis) – a v12 mid-engined two-seater coupe.
Almost unbelievably, Jaguar decided to make it, with the help of TWR, and the car that went into production, as a serious rival to the Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959, was eventually fitted with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine in order to meet emissions standards. The car’s limited production run of only 289 ensures that it remains one of the most highly sought-after cars by wealthy collectors.
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