RE: Jaguar XJ220: Pic of the Week

RE: Jaguar XJ220: Pic of the Week

Sunday 17th February

Jaguar XJ220: Pic of the Week

A Jaguar supercar icon for your desktop delight because... well, mostly just because, really.



Typically a Pic of the Week will feature a model pertinent to the week’s content, or particularly relevant to the world of fast cars at that moment in time - a race, an event, a celebration or some such. Something topical.

Not this week. Alright, well not really this week, because there’s a tangential link. See, also at Fen End on Wednesday, along with the F-Type rally car, was a Jaguar XJ220. Being given a run out by the Classic department, it looked just as incredible as it has for more than 25 years now. And, well, if there’s any excuse to celebrate the XJ220, then we’re right on board with it. 

So here’s one of the pics from the car’s 20th anniversary shoot back in 2012, as iconic now as it’s ever been. Long, low and imposing, the XJ220 is every inch the 90s supercar pin up. So here it is for you, in case it hasn’t been a wallpaper of some kind or another since the early 1990s… Enjoy!

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R66STU

Original Poster:

271 posts

117 months

Sunday 17th February
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Amazing car in every way.

gt6

1,144 posts

126 months

Sunday 17th February
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These were amazing cars and i was cheering when it ran and won at le mans although not so happy later when is was disqualified on a whim of the aco. Only fault in the picture is the fact it is not in BRG

lj04

215 posts

132 months

Sunday 17th February
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Remember seeing them race at Le Mans, big and ungainly barges.

smartypants

39,898 posts

110 months

Sunday 17th February
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I’d prefer a pic of it in original form with the wheels with giant jaguars in the centres.

Such an elegant car


Europa1

7,862 posts

129 months

Sunday 17th February
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Still looks fabulous.

Until you get up close and see the Ford doorlocks. Not that that would put me off owning one, if the opportunity ever arose.
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RemyMartin81D

4,682 posts

146 months

Sunday 17th February
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My favourite ever supercar.


Fire99

9,548 posts

170 months

Sunday 17th February
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Not the easiest car on earth to drive (and certainly reverse park) and the interior is a little of its time but I'm a big fan. Still a very 'mechanical' car and one you can safely pat yourself on the back if you drive it hard. An iconic design and incredibly elegant..

smartypants

39,898 posts

110 months

Sunday 17th February
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Ford door locks? So not the Citroen BX wing mirrors? smile


I like the fact that those things are utterly meaningless in a car like this. These days if it doesn’t have Apple connectivity comes way above whether it’s the fastest car on the planet. Sad times.


ali_XF

293 posts

112 months

Sunday 17th February
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Also has the Rover R8 200/400 rear light clusters.
Fortunate enough to have been for a look round the JLR classic works last year thanks to Harry Metcalfe and they had this stunning example in the reception area cloud9

Gecko1978

2,293 posts

98 months

Sunday 17th February
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I seem to recall Clarkson video where this is faster in a straight line than a zonda due to its shape. It was a still is epic and if I had the funds I would love to own an use one.

re ford door looks a pic of the McLaren F1 recently and the door looks spoil the line too

ZX10R NIN

13,944 posts

66 months

Sunday 17th February
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Still looks special.

smig12345

30 posts

5 months

Sunday 17th February
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One of my favourite all time cars.

wjb

3,747 posts

72 months

Sunday 17th February
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Stunning car, never seen one on the road up until recently...

We were not far from home and he was pulling out of his driveway, my wife ignored the fact that he was A: waiting patiently, and B: in a legendary automobile, and didn't let him out, she just drove past oblivious rolleyes

Unbelievable laugh

RemyMartin81D

4,682 posts

146 months

Sunday 17th February
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Gecko1978 said:
I seem to recall Clarkson video where this is faster in a straight line than a zonda due to its shape. It was a still is epic and if I had the funds I would love to own an use one.

re ford door looks a pic of the McLaren F1 recently and the door looks spoil the line too
https://youtu.be/sx2_f1_q2A0

Properly quick car.

Edited by RemyMartin81D on Sunday 17th February 18:54


Edited by RemyMartin81D on Sunday 17th February 18:55

dan981r

2 posts

33 months

Sunday 17th February
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A project I worked on as a student during my year long placement. A great experience; especially the ride in the 220's passenger seat around the Banbury countryside. I was lucky enough that my boss on this project went on to join McLaren and he asked me to join him to help out with the F1.

Steve Col

5 posts

87 months

Monday 18th February
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That is my mate Don Law's car. Don and his son, Justin Law, famously put a Jag 220 engine in a transit van and ran it up the hill at Goodwood FoS. The plate used to be on the van !!

rockin

6,445 posts

186 months

Monday 18th February
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A warning from history (for new TVR?)

Approximately 1,500 deposits of £50,000 each were paid. Engineering requirements resulted in replacement of the Jaguar V12 engine by a turbocharged V6 engine. Most buyers lost interest and decided to walk away from their substantial deposits rather then take delivery of an unsaleable car (£470,000 in 1992!) which would instantly lose them at least £100,000. Only 275 cars were built.

Wrong car, wrong engine, wrong price - and wrong size. If you see one in the flesh they are absolutely enormous.

smartypants

39,898 posts

110 months

Monday 18th February
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Right engine, right car, right size for me. Glorious machine.


Cold

6,735 posts

31 months

Monday 18th February
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rockin said:
A warning from history (for new TVR?)

Approximately 1,500 deposits of £50,000 each were paid. Engineering requirements resulted in replacement of the Jaguar V12 engine by a turbocharged V6 engine. Most buyers lost interest and decided to walk away from their substantial deposits rather then take delivery of an unsaleable car (£470,000 in 1992!) which would instantly lose them at least £100,000. Only 275 cars were built.

Wrong car, wrong engine, wrong price - and wrong size. If you see one in the flesh they are absolutely enormous.
Some might say you've omitted another rather more significant factor that occurred during the car's gestation.

pSyCoSiS

2,435 posts

146 months

Monday 18th February
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Still one of my all-time dream cars. Original wheels of course!