Interesting Used Car Of The Week: 1992 Jaguar XJ220

xj220-front-cornerOne of my absolute favourite cars when I was in my teeny-bopper years, was the Jaguar XJ220. It was hard for any car enthusiast to not be in love with it, because just look at it… it is simply stunning to behold. I think it is perhaps even better looking than all the current crop of supercars.

I was very fortunate enough to drive a XJ220 back in 2007, and I remember that drive quite fondly. This car sure has its issues  (lots of turbo lag, terrible brakes), but it has plenty of charms too – the power and the speed is simply jaw dropping.

engineOriginally, the Jaguar XJ220 was suppose to come with a V12 engine and feature all-wheel drive. By the time the production car came out, Jaguar had ditched the idea of all-wheel drive in favor of just rear-wheel drive, and rather than the V12, they opted to take the 3.5L twin-turbo V6 out of the MG Metro 6R4 Group B rally car instead. However, this smaller engine was lighter and more powerful than what Jaguar engineers had originally promised. Max power was rated at 540 hp, and 475 lb-ft of torque. Use the five-speed manual gearbox properly, and you’d sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds, and on to a top speed of just over 340 km/h – that is fast even by today’s standards.

The car I’m featuring here today has covered just 1,650 miles (2,655 km’s) since 1992, and is one of just 67 right-hand drive versions ever built – out of a total of 275.

No price is given, so expect to pay a premium for such a low mileage example. For more info, just visit >>>this link<<<.xj220-rear-corner

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