A legend, and even rarer in this color configuration: Jaguar XJ 220 Burgundy.

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-03:29
Produced between 1990 and 1992 in a very short number of cars with only 281 specimens, this Burgundy version is one of the rarest. 6 Cylinders, Bi Turbo, 550 HP, one of the faster for that time, if not THE faster with a 342 Km/h speed! 

Credit pictures: L' Argus. 

Not my favorite, in terms of design, but we cannot deny it has its charm! 



I always like the looks of this car

 By: cazalea : April 16th, 2021-03:37
But seeing it in the photos like this (absent traffic, buildings, scenery) shows what an insanely impractical vehicle it is!


I suspect you are very right.

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-03:46
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my favourite hypercar of all time, bar only the EB110

 By: agyzace : April 16th, 2021-03:42
thanks for sharing these pics my friend!

My pleasure, my dear Alexandros.

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-03:47
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It was legendary in its day. Still looks futuristic. Hugely unreliable I read.

 By: nasseriq : April 16th, 2021-03:43
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That I don't know, my friend.

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-03:47
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Nice - I saw one at the Newport Car museum. They have a silver model.

 By: Epilogue : April 16th, 2021-04:00
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Yes, it existed in other colors. The silver is quite nice!

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-07:50
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Thx for sharing, but the engine...

 By: dedestexhes : April 16th, 2021-04:04
I have a friend who has one, amazing car, and not a problem it didn’t get the engine that was promised.
The problem seems to be just what engine they choose.
From the MG rally car which is a real racing engine.
That means constant service and rebuilding of an extreme complex engine. So in the end you can’t really enjoy it the way it should be enjoyed due to scarcity of people who understand the engine and associated horrendous costs...


A nightmare. Clearly.

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-07:51
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I’ve had the pleasure of driving this “Big Cat” ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : April 16th, 2021-04:19
The first time you get in and fire it up it’s quite an experience especially if you have to reverse it, as I did the first time I drove one !
The thing that strikes you first is the width of the car on the road, especially away from main roads. It’s still a very quick and at times savage car under anything approaching full throttle, especially if it’s been subtly tweaked and updated, as most of them have been. 
The limits of grip on dry roads and on the correct tyres is very high. Definitely a landmark car with a fascinating history. One for a serious collection. 

Thanks for your feedback, Cpt.

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-07:51
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Definitely try one if you get the opportunity.

 By: Cpt Scarlet : April 16th, 2021-08:38
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Don't think I've ever seen this, thanks

 By: Gwai : April 16th, 2021-04:33
for sharing. That is quite an impressive rear...
Cheers Marc

An old thing, now. 30 years old!

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-07:52
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I had one on the ceiling of my bedroom

 By: Arronax : April 16th, 2021-05:19
Right next to a kawasaki green godier genoud!


 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-07:52
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An extremely attractive car particularly beautiful as it is dressed....

 By: nacelle : April 16th, 2021-05:26
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Thanks for looking, nacelle.

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-07:52
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This is a bittersweet story

 By: Centurionone : April 16th, 2021-06:09
The XJ220 was officially priced at £290,000 in 1989 but Jaguar lacked the resources to develop the car as originally envisaged so the 6.2-litre V12 was replaced with a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine. Then all-wheel drive would be replaced in favour of a less costly rear-wheel drive. Even so with all the downgrades the finished product was projected to cost £470,000 in the end. 
From over 1000 people initially expressing interest and putting down £50,000 deposit many cancelled their order. In the end only 271 cars were produced and the last car reportedly sold for £127,550 +VAT 

Yes. The XJ220 never recovered after being designed around a V12 and being delivered with a V6 TT.

 By: quattro98 : April 16th, 2021-07:50
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12 Cylinders, that would have contributed to the legend, indeed.

 By: amanico : April 17th, 2021-02:32
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A sad story. Thanks for sharing, my friend.

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-07:53
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Exciting concept, beautiful design, wrong engine, extremely tough competition

 By: Gelato Monster : April 16th, 2021-06:22
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The competition is ferocious, indeed.

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-07:54
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IMHO the best and most ferocious competitive time

 By: Gelato Monster : April 16th, 2021-15:08
I would call them the 200MPH Hyper Founders.
F1, F40, 959, EB110, XJ220 , Diablo V16T
all awesome all gorgeous 😍

You should write something about them! It would be exciting to see what we have / had in the category.

 By: amanico : April 17th, 2021-00:27
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 By: patrick_y : April 16th, 2021-10:30
I see the license plate says "Canepa" which is only about 50 kilometers away from me in Silicon Valley! /

What? No P1800? :)))

 By: amanico : April 16th, 2021-13:36
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