Super Rare British Hyper Car.
The Jaguar XJ220 first hit the automotive world in the 1980s in motor shows as a future competitor to the likes of the Porsche 959 and Ferrari F40. After the incredible amount of interest the car received, Jaguar decided to put the car into production creating an incredible buzz. Jaguar intended to only take 350 orders for the super car, but ended up receiving 1,500. Out of the original 1,500, nine were given to Tom Walkinshaw Racing. Three of these cars were made into the XJ220C for racing, and the remaining six were made into the high-performance XJ220S.
The six Jaguar XJ220S models were given a number of performance-oriented modifications to make them even more exciting. The entire aluminum body except the door skins was replaced with lightweight carbon fiber to bring weight down to just 2,379 lbs. A number of aerodynamic body upgrades such as a front splitter, adjustable rear spoiler, and wider sills were also added. The original 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 that powered the Jaguar XJ220S was modified to produce 680 horsepower and 526 lb-ft. of torque, up from the standard 542 hp/476 lb-ft..
At the RM Auctions’ Arizona auction in Phoenix, the Jaguar XJ220S chassis number 784 will be auctioned off. The current owner of eight years has put forth a great deal of effort to upgrade the XJ220S and keep it in superb condition. A special titanium performance exhaust from Tom Walkinshaw Racing was ordered and installed by an expert flown in from Spain. The expert also serviced the super car by replacing all belts, cleaning the injectors, updated the computer software, and servicing the brakes and clutch. After the upgraded exhaust and servicing, the Jaguar XJ220S produces approximately 700 horsepower. In the eight years of ownership, the seller had repainted the body Lamborghini Reventon Gray, refurbished the leather interior, installed Infiniti projector headlights, refinished the original magnesium wheels, and fitted new tires.
Only 1,200 miles have been added to the car since the early 2000s by the current seller. The Jaguar XJ220S chassis no. 784 also made appearances at major auto shows throughout the United States, and won a number of awards at SEMA.
The Jaguar XJ220S chassis number 784 will be auctioned at the RM Auctions’ Arizona auction on January 19th, 2012. It is estimated that the super car will sell for $225,000-$300,000 USD.
Jaguar XJ220S Specifications
Number of Cylinders: V-6
Maximum Horsepower: approx. 700
-Tom Walkinshaw Racing titanium performance exhaust
-Full engine servicing
Type: Five-speed manual
-Carbon fiber bodywork
-Carbon fiber front splitter
-Carbon fiber adjustable rear spoiler
-Carbon fiber wide sills
-Infiniti projector headlights
-Refurbished magnesium wheels (original)
-Lamborghini Reventon Gray (non-original)
-Refurbished leather interior
Jaguar XJ220S Gallery
[Source: RM Auctions]
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