It is difficult being the most disappointing supercar to ever debut, the most right place, wrong time exotic of the modern era. The Jaguar XJ220 was unappreciated at its debut, but it has grown into a legend, and one shop keeps it alive.
This car spent at least 12 years of its life as a piece of lounge art, but today, Jay Leno felt the need to apologize to all XJ220s for misjudging them just like most people on this planet.
The Jaguar XJ220 is one of the greatest cars ever built. At the time of its debut, it was seen as one of the most disappointing. It all has to do with the cutaway above.
The earliest XJ220s are past their 23rd birthday by now, and throughout all those years, it wasn't Jaguar who kept them alive, but Don Law Racing. Meet the father and son behind the amazing garage that went racing and built the ultimate XJ220, the LM.
Making new design sketches or even full-sized clay models is relatively cheap compared to the millions of dollars wasted when a carmaker decides to ditch a fundamental part of their already half-developed car, only start all over again. Yet the latter just keeps happening.
I'm not sure if this Jaguar is sending some sort of desperate protest message by having its rear tires self-immolate, but it sure is fun to watch. This, of course, is from our elusive, privileged pals Tax The Rich, but you probably guessed that.
What you’re looking at here is a Jaguar XJ220, and in the very near future it could hold a Guinness world record as the fastest delivery car in the world. I say ‘could’ since apparently there are certain criteria for a car must abide by if it is to become a delivery van which unfortunately this particular big cat does…
There's perhaps nothing more sad than to see an old, washed-up celebrity on the side of the road, with a sandwich board around the shoulders, desperately trying to get you to try a burger. And here it is in car form, with this sad little Jaguar XJ220 hawking a burger joint in a mall in Dubai.
The Jaguar XJ220 - briefly the fastest car in the world, and possibly the most elegant supercar ever designed. And here it is shooting flames and powersliding offroad.
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
When Jaguar first showed its mind-crushing XJ220 prototype to prospective buyers at the 1988 British Motor Show, it had a V12. When the car finally rolled up to buyers' estates, it had a twin-turbo six from an MG Metro 6R4 Group B rally car. Awesome, for sure, but not a V12, and buyers bailed.
In the second episode of this season's Top Gear the three Brits took on their Top Gear Australia counterparts in a series of challenges, included racing the fastest commercial vehicles the countries had to offer.
Get ready to let the cat out of the bag with a 550 HP Jaguar super car that's rarer than a working Lucas ignition system. Here kitty, kitty, kitty.
Whether an engine or a steering wheel, parts-sharing is an easy way for manufacturers to save money. Still, many car owners may be surprised by what parts get shared. Here's 12 unlikely examples.
Jaguar decided to raid another British marque for the tail lights of its 90's supercar, the XJ220. It also shares its mirrors with the Citroën CX 2 Series.