This beats the hell out of the production model

Discussion in '1988 Jaguar XJ220 Prototype' started by GimmeaJaguar, Aug 10, 2002.

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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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    <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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    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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    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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    I know huh,I hate when people automatically assume a Engine is bad just because of it's size,what's wrong with v6 engines,not a damn thing.
    The production XJ220 is faster than this concept even though this has a v12,did you(not you but those people that went against the v6) even take that into consideration ,I think not so just shut your traps!
    And about the engine melting at high pseeds that's the biggest bull
    shit ever!
    I've heard of no such thing about a XJ220(v6 version) or about any v6
    TT like the skyline or Nissan ZTt for instance.
    So i would really appreciate it if you didn't rag on v6s thank you!
     
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    And for the record I like the production version better because it's NOT awd but RWD(rear wheel drive) which is more fun to drive!
     
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    What's wrong with German cars,espacially Porsche they freaking rock!
     
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    The concept wouldn't have been as quick. It had a larger engine, more turbo's and a 4wd system which all add weigh and turbo lag, yet it had the same power. Also the V6 wouldn't melt at high speed. If any can prove that it will then back it up with a link to a site or somthing.
     
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    Its awesome!!
     

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