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The Jaguar XJ220: The Fastest Production Car from 1992 to 1993

The Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seat sports car produced by British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar from 1992 until 1994, in collaboration with the specialist automotive and race engineering company Tom Walkinshaw Racing.

At the Italian test track at Nardo, it reached a top speed of 212.3 mph (341.7 km/h) while being tested by Jaguar. From 1992 to 1993, the XJ220 was the quickest production vehicle.

The V6 engine of the production XJ220 is visible through the back window. Its twin-turbocharged V6 engine was given the Jaguar/TWR JV6 moniker. This engine, which was a greatly revised and upgraded version of the Austin Rover V64V V6 engine, took the place of the Jaguar V12 engine that was featured in the concept car.

The engine has a 3498 cm3 (213.5 cu in) displacement and generates 542 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.

In 1988, the Jaguar XJ220 prototype was initially displayed. It resulted from a partnership between automotive expert Tom Walkinshaw Racing and Jaguar. The Wykham Mill facility in Oxfordshire built the XJ220, and the first production model was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1991.

Beginning in June 1992, customer deliveries began, with production rates averaging one car each day. In April 1994, the final XJ220 rolled off the assembly line.

Keith Helfet was the architect of the XJ220. The vehicle was meant to be a limited-edition model and was created as a contemporary take on the Jaguar XK120. The Group B racing vehicles of the 1980s had an impact on the design of the vehicle. The XJ220 is 4.93 meters long, 2.18 meters wide, and 1.14 meters high.

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