The 1990s Jaguar XJ220
In the first half of the 1990s, Jaguar designed and manufactured the infamous Jaguar XJ220 supercar. This 2-seater supercar was produced from 1992 to 1994 at JaguarSport in Bloxham, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. The XJ220 was limited to only 275 units. Initially, the XJ220 concept has a V12 engine, as anyone expects, but the production version has a smaller motor. Jaguar was initially planning to install a V12 engine in the XJ220 but it wouldn’t have met power goals due to regulations.
3.5-Liter Twin-Turbocharged JRV-6 V6 Engine
The Jaguar XJ220 sports a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged JRV-6 V6 engine. Yes, a V6 rather than a V12… but hold on. The XJ220 V6 boasts a whopping 542 horsepower and 473 lb.-ft. of torque. This allows the XJ220 to hit 62 mph in only 3.8 seconds. This vehicle also completes a quarter mile in only 11.7 seconds. This powerful V6 works in unison with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Guinness World Record Holder for Top Speed in early 90s
In the early 1990s, the Jaguar XJ220 received the Guinness World Record for the fastest production car at the time. A top speed of 212.3 mph was obtained while in Fort Stockton, Texas. After that, the top speed was beat out by the McLaren F1 at 240.1 mph. That McLaren did not have a rev limiter though. Although this record is long forgotten, this car was once a world record holder… respect.
Jaguar XJ220 Pininfarina Edition
In 1995, Jaguar was commissioned to build a special edition called the Pininfarina for the Sultan of Brunei and his brother Prince Jefri. This model differs from the production model in a few ways. First, the Pininfarina has fixed front headlights and enhanced rear taillights. The rear wing was re-designed as well as a new interior package was installed on this car. This model was strictly limited to the receivers, making it a one-of-a-kind supercar. Regardless, all of the XJ220 are truly rare supercars.
Currently Worth Around Half A Million Dollars
Overall, the infamous Jaguar XJ220 supercar was a shining star of its time. With a beastly V6 and a sporty design, this car was up and above sports cars at the time. On the current market, the XJ220 is worth about half a million dollars ($500,000 USD). Not many of these are for sale, so for collectors, now is the time to obtain yours… before it’ s too late. In conclusion, the Jaguar XJ220 is a unique supercar that deserves more respect.