This beats the hell out of the production model

Discussion in '1988 Jaguar XJ220 Prototype' started by 70SuperBee, Aug 9, 2002.

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    definately<!-- Signature -->
     
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    It has equal power as the production model, but doesn't need all of those damn turbos. This can go at great speeds for longer periods of time than the production model because the v6 in this jag now, would melt from the immense heat.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Ya, you got a point there...<!-- Signature -->
     
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    such a shame that it did beat the production model
    this car is absolutely beautiful<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I have to disagree fellas. When the production model gets a top speed of 213 (not like I'd drive 200 mph<IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> and is not nearly as heavy b/c of the twin turbo V6. One of these 220s will be in my garage before I meet my maker.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from GimmeaJaguar</i>
    <b>I have to disagree fellas. When the production model gets a top speed of 213 (not like I'd drive 200 mph<IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> and is not nearly as heavy b/c of the twin turbo V6. One of these 220s will be in my garage before I meet my maker.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->Yeah, but a V6 will be more faulty at high speeds. The engine speed will overwhelm it.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I didn't see a Jaguar V6 engine melt when it won it's class at the LeMans a few years ago. If an engine is well-made and manufactured you won't get problems.
    When I buy this car, I'm going to drive down the interstate doing 50 mph. I mean, after 150 mph, who needs more speed? I want to GET from point A to point B, not DIE from crashing into something. Unless I am going to race, I don't need a car that goes 200+ mph. It's irrational. I do want one, and when I get it I will take it on the track.
    And why does everyone on this post say the prototype had a GERMAN V12? Perhaps I am wrong (though I don't think I am), but the original engine was a Jaguar (British) V12. There are Jag V12's in the XJ12. I wouldn't have a German car if it was given to me, except an M series. I'd go w/ an M3 or M5.
    The only complaint I have with this car is it has 5 gears. But 5 is all anyone really needs unless you live on a highway on the coast.
     
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    I would say that a V12 with the 4WD system which the production car also didnt have, would have been a better car, but this car is ovbiouslt unatinable. The production car is therfore the worlds greatest car. A 1993 that still looks better than cars of today.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Jaguar XJ220</i>
    <b>I would say that a V12 with the 4WD system which the production car also didnt have, would have been a better car, but this car is ovbiouslt unatinable. The production car is therfore the worlds greatest car. A 1993 that still looks better than cars of today.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    It would've been a better daily driver with a V12 and AWD, absolutely. This car wasn't exactly meant for Main St. The V12 made the car longer and heavier, and the AWD was scrapped b/c it, too, made the car heavier. I agree with you though; the XJ220 is the world's greatest car.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    and the fastest sportcar about 6 cyl till nowadays.draw a conclusion without my assistance<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I can't believe that someone here actually believes that teh TT V^ (lifted directly from the winning LeMans racers) would have a problem at speed! What a joke! The production car utilized a direct link to Jaguar racing success, both in teh TTV^ Le Mans racers of the '80s, to the ^ cyl Jaguar race cars of the '50s and '60s, like the C Type, D Type, and E Type (and remember, the 6 cyl E type was faster and handled better than the later V12 E Type...).

    There's a production version at a dealership near me her ein Baltimore, and it's absolutely stunning... Here it is with my 9 year old stepson...<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Nice! The best car I've ever been by or in was a Hennessey Venom 650r and that was sweet. He's a luckey guy.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    The Prototype was better looking in the rear section. The Production Model was way lighter(about 200 kg).<!-- Signature -->
     
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    No I prefer the production model over this,and am glad it(productionXJ220) came out the way it did!
    AWd V12 naw, I don't think so in a car of this size,forget it it would have been too heavy, the Race derived V6 TT engine was way smarter and the fact that's it's rear drive not awd(production) was a smart move as well.
    Good job Jaguar!
     
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    heat and weight, thats why this V12 AWD version was redeveloped...the engine would get too hot, and the AWD and the big engine would be too heavy...however, if they had overcome those problems, this car might well have been the ultimate supercar, if not, up there with the best of the best of them...like the batmobile...
     
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    id say that the production model V6twinm Turbo is much better. The V12 made the car 2 heavy and long and the AWD just made it heavy. and AWD is petty useless on a car that size and weight (with the V12), also the V6TT would use a lot less petrol then the V12.
     
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    a TT V6 will never beat a V12 when they have comparable power. the extra weight would've been worth the sacrifice, 4WD is unnecessary though.
     
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    This beqats the crap out of the production model, they still have a few sitting in a storeroom cause no one with that type of money wants to waste in on a corse v6 when they can just do up a ri(e burner and get the same result. Anyway since the production version pulls most of its horses out of the turbos it'll have a crap 0-60 time cause all that power doesnt kick in until the higher revs
     
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    I prefer this prototype model. The longer body gives a smoother look and the V12 is a Jaguar flagship that should not have been scraped. The production V12 is what made Jaguar stand out from the crowd to choose a V6 in its place is sad. I do agree the 4WD was a waste of time though
     

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