1993 Jaguar XJ220 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 23 October 2006 , 17:10:48 byEmil

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Jaguar XJ220

It took them quite a lot of time, but in the end, Jaguar managed to create the XJ220. The chef designer was dreaming about this project for a long time. This project was actually a spare time thing and this is why, the engineers started designing and building it only in the weekends. Not long after, the XJ220 concept had its first public display in 1988 at Birmingham Motor Show. The model was powered by a V12 engine unlike the twin-turbo V6 that was powering the production car, and this is probably why, only 350 cars were ever built. The body panels of the model were made of bonded-aluminum honeycomb.

The Jaguar XJ220 was just a dream project of Jim Randle, Jaguar's chief designer. For this reason and being a spare time project the Jaguar engineers started designing and building the car only in the weekends. After a while the XJ220 Concept had the first apparition in 1988 at Birmingham Motor Show. The car had only a V12 unlike the twin-turbo V6 that was in the production car and for that reason only 350 cars were ever built. The XJ220 has the body panels made from bonded-aluminum honeycomb.