I've heard that xj220 was the fastest car of the world but......

Discussion in '1994 Jaguar XJ220 S TWR' started by lurbo, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. I've heard that JUGUAR XJ220 was the fastest car of the world.But a lot of very reach people bought it but then return it back because it had a V6 engine and not a V12.So JUGUAR didn't do any success with this model,even though she could make it with a V12.But it is a very good model and belongs to the one of the 100 best sports cars of 20th century.
     
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    The XJ220 was in fact the fastest production car in the world for a bit. Then the McLaren came out and took the title. The reason these didn't sell too well was that they were released during a recession.

    Sweet car though.
     
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    The reason that it had the V-6 instead of the 12(even thogh the V-12
    could do it) Was due to the size. The V-12 wasn't street-legal in the
    states and canada - and they were two of the largest importers. So
    it was only logical to MAKE it street-legal so the car could be sold
    overseas.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Josh6474</i>
    <b>The XJ220 was in fact the fastest production car in the world for a bit. Then the McLaren came out and took the title. The reason these didn't sell too well was that they were released during a recession.

    Sweet car though.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    You are exactly right. The reason for these cars not selling to well was a recession. Its also the reason it is a V6 and not a V12.
    In 1993 when it was made it was the fastest street legal production car ever made...

    Worlds best.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from FeLiX93</i>
    <b>The reason that it had the V-6 instead of the 12(even thogh the V-12
    could do it) Was due to the size. The V-12 wasn't street-legal in the
    states and canada - and they were two of the largest importers. So
    it was only logical to MAKE it street-legal so the car could be sold
    overseas.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Are you saying V12s are illegal in both Canada and the states?
    I'm not sure if you know or not, but there use to be a lamborghini dealer in Montreal.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    no, the V-12's were illegal due to size... it made the car too big.. so they slimed it down ith a v-6 but a v-8 would have probibly been legal! <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from camyman the Jag lover 2002</i>
    <b>no, the V-12's were illegal due to size... it made the car too big.. so they slimed it down ith a v-6 but a v-8 would have probibly been legal! <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"><IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"></b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    ...YA. What he said.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Even with the V6 this car wasn't avaliable in the states.
     
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    Anyone who lives in LA has to go to Wilshire blvd in Beverly Hills. Start at Rodeo Drive (at the front entrance to the Beverly Wilshire hotal) and head East. You will pass four truly exotic car dealers on the way (in about a five or six block stretch). They will all be on your right hand side. One of them has two Jaguar XJ220s, two Porsche 959s, the Bugatti from the '90s ('94, I think), and less amazing cars like three lamborghini diablo GTs, other diablos, a murcielago, ferrari 360 spider, etc, etc. If you go further down the street (a block or two), you reach the Beverly Hills Symbolic Motor Car dealership. There they have classic Le Mans and F1 race cars as well as a bunch of other classics. There are two other dealerships along that short stretch. One stocks a whole bunch of lamborghinis. The other has ferrari 550s and other exotics. Anyway, the point is, they have two Jaguar XJ220s there, they are amazing cars. You can just see the motion of the air over their bodies. A tour de force of aerodynamic engineering, to say the least!
     
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    Luck you if you've seen them!
     
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    You are partially correct, the XJ220 was available in the US but the XJ220 S is not street legal in the US
     
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    i dont think this car was street legal in the us... i have a model and the driving's on the right
     
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    During the recession ford cut the budget and told jaguar to cease design and construction of the planned V12 model... jaguar wernt too happy but had to listen because ford owned them... i dont like ford by the way, if it wasnt for ford thought jaguar would be bust! anyway they wanted to design the car to be a real supercar and i dont think they actually cared about whether or not it was legal in the us... however ford did! damn ford, jaguar should put a V12 in this sometime in the near future and bring it back into production, the car rules!
     
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    You ppl dont know anything. They cut the v12 b/c they could get the same hp out of the tt v6. Making the car lighter and shorter. They also got rid of the 4wd.
     
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    It was, for about 9 months, until the McLaren struck!
     
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    Yes, well ,they ddn't return it tey just cancelled their orders so it flopped. I'll take one though.....
     
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    there not illegal i was sitting in a vanquish today at the lauderdale boat show. let alone the s600 my dad used to have, being a v12 and all that
     
  18. a v-12 is legal in the u.s., their is a lambo dealer close to atlanta
     

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