Watch the rarest Jaguar XJ220 supercar accelerate to 321.8 km / h

Watch the rarest Jaguar XJ220 supercar accelerate to 321.8 km / h

October 12, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The next edition of the Top Gear car show captured the acceleration of the iconic British supercar Jaguar XJ220. The car was able to accelerate to 321.8 km / h.

The next episode of the Top Gear show is dedicated to cars from the 1980s and 1990s. The video captures legends such as the Ferrari F40, Lamborghini Diablo, and the Jaguar XJ220. Lead Freddie Flintoff, who piloted the Jaguar XJ220, was able to accelerate on it to a speed of 321.8 km / h.

The Jaguar XJ220 debuted as a concept car in 1988 with a V12 engine and all-wheel drive. It had to compete with the Porsche 959 and Ferrari F40. The press and customers of the time responded positively to the car, and Jaguar began collecting orders for its recently launched supercar. Unfortunately, when it came to final production, most of the XJ220 was redesigned.

The V12 engine was replaced by a twin-turbocharged V6 known as the J6, which produced a decent 542bhp. (644 Nm).

This smaller engine allowed the engineers to shrink the XJ220 and create a supercar with a smaller footprint and lighter weight than the concept.

Jaguar also ditched the all-wheel drive system to reduce the complexity and overall weight of the car. These sudden changes, combined with the economic hardships of the early 1990s, drastically reduced demand for the car.

During pre-production tests, the Jaguar supercar was able to reach a top speed of 341.11 km / h, which was a world record for a car of this class at the time.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote about the race between the “charged” crossover BMW X6 M and Jaguar F-Type R. Enthusiasts from the foreign YouTube channel decided to find out if the high-performance crossover BMW X6 M could overtake the sports coupe Jaguar F-Type R. Both cars are equipped with approximately the same power plants.