Jaguar XJ220 

  • $617k built in England
  • 1992-1994
  • 542 HP 3.5L
  • 215 mph
Due to the emissions and size of TWR’s V12 engine, a twin-turbo V6 from the Rover Metro 6R4 rally car was used instead.
Randle fashioned a performance-shaped chassis out of cardboard and then had principle designer Keith Helfet fashion a body for it.

Road Tests Real world tests of the Jaguar XJ220


Jaguar XJ220
3.9 s
Acura NSX
5.5 s

Top speed

Jaguar XJ220
215 mph
Acura NSX
175 mph


Jaguar XJ220
7.3 s
Acura NSX
12.2 s

1/4 mile

Jaguar XJ220
11.7 s
Acura NSX
13.4 s

Nurburgring time

Jaguar XJ220
Diablo GT

Data points Key details of the Jaguar XJ220


Jaguar XJ220
Acura NSX
Diablo VT

Number built

Jaguar XJ220
281 cars
EB110 SS
31 cars

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Jaguar XJ220
They witnessed the launch of the Porsche 959 which was a four-wheel drive supercar prepared for Group B racing.
Some ideas like the exposed engine and purposeful bodywork were taken from the XJ-13, but Helfet kept the XJ220’s shape thoroughly modern.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Jaguar
Price $616,590
Type of car Production car
Year 1992-1994
Highest auction price $226k, January 2005
Highway mileage 19 MPG
Number built 281 cars


Chief designer Keith Helfet


Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3:1
  2. 2: 1.95:1
  3. 3: 1.42:1
  4. 4: 1.09:1
  5. 5: 0.85:1
Axle ratio 2.88:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 432/? 229
Rear wheels 457/? 356

road tests

Top speed 215 mph
1/4 mile 11.7 s
0-60mph 3.9 s
0-100mph 7.3 s
0-200kph 12 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:46.37

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 5.97 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 474 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max RPM 7,200 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,500 cc
Cylinders V6
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.3:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3.31 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,234 lb
Width 78.7 in
Height 45.3 in
Length 191.3 in
Wheelbase 103.9 in
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