The Jaguar XJ220 is one of the most interesting, and most unknown, supercars to come out of the 1990s. This one was spotted for sale in Nashville, TN, USA.
This post, written by Ray Saez, Jr. originally appeared on The Supercar Kids.
In the early 1990s, Jaguar was huge into LeMans racing, so they knew a thing or two about making a fast car. They teamed up with Tom Walkinshaw Racing to bring you this: the XJ220. It was a limited production car, with only 278 units produced during its three year run from 1992 to 1994. It is believed that only 12 made it to North American shores.
When it was built, it was dubbed the fastest production car in the world, with a top speed of 213 miles per hour. The car that unseated it? The mighty McLaren F1. The XJ220 also held the fastest production car lap around the fabled Nurburgring circuit until the year 2000. This Jaguar wasn’t your grandmother’s frumpy sedan. This was a street legal race car, powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5 liter V6. The car cost £470,000 when in 1992.
This particular XJ220 for sale is a 1993 model that is finished in LeMans Blue with a Smoke Grey leather interior. The seller claims that the car was brought to the US in 2000, and it’s only got 3,578 kilometers on the odometer (that’s 2,223 miles for the Americans in the audience). The seller also claims that it was the very last XJ220 assembled. We’re not sure about that one, though, because further research indicates that the last car was built in April of 1994.
Production date accuracy aside, one thing’s for sure: this car is awesome. It’s fast. It’s rare. It’s for sale. To see the full gallery, or if you just so happen to have the $299,220 that the seller is asking for the car burning a hole in your pocket and you wish to purchase, head over to the eBay auction link by clicking <a href=”http://www.ebay.com/itm/171321339920″>HERE.</a>
Photo Credits: eBay user brew1974