Jaguar produced the fastest machine ever made at the time when they released the XJ220. This vehicle was as slick as it was fast. The Jaguar held a turbo charged V6 engine with 549 horse power. The incredible engine was capable of reaching a maximum speed of 217 miles per hour.
The 1992 Jaguar XJ220 was envisioned by a team of engineers who desired to produce a faster vehicle than any Porsche or Ferrari that was available at the time. The XJ220 had a simplified concept of a sleek and light weight two passenger vehicle capable of reaching enormous speeds.
Jaguar released a concept car in 1988 of the mid engine XJ220. In 1992, Jaguar released the finalized version of the powerful vehicle. Jaguar produced the car in England until 1994 when production ceased. Only 278 of the Jaguar XJ220’s were built ensuring the legacy of this vehicle forever. The recession of the 1990’s resulted with only 200 of these vehicles being sold especially considering a price tag of more than $740,000.
Twenty years later, the Jaguar XJ220 stills holds the 7th place for the fastest car ever built. The XJ220 set the standard for fast cars with spacious and comfortable interiors.