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Jaguar XJ Series XJ220 Coupe (1993)
- Location: California, United States
Tan interior. Leather interior surface. XJ220 Coupe.
AM/FM, Leather Interior Surface1993 Jaguar XJ220 VIN: SAJJEAEX8AX220797 Constructed on January 28th 1993, this Monza Red XJ220 is number 237 of a limited run of 281 handmade cars. It was delivered to Geneva Switzerland on April 1, 1993 where it shortly found it first owner. On June 22, 1993, Gilbert Llorens, a South American expatriate purchased the XJ220. Unfortunately the owner passed away before he could officially register the car. His estate sold the Jaguar by title only to Ted Schroeder in Switzerland in 1999. Shortly after the purchase Schroeder began investigating the process to bring the car into the US. He contacted Jaguar NA for advice, who in turn contacted Sun International Racing in Manhattan Beach, California. Sun International was known for importing unusual European street cars into the US such as the Ford Escort RS Cosworth, Renault R5 Turbo and Lotus Elise. After thoroughly investigating the importation of such a rare car, the XJ220 was granted a show and display exemption by the US Department of Transportation on June 11th 2001. With the all clear, the Jaguar was shipped from Garage Roland Affolter in Porrentury, Switzerland and arrived in Los Angeles on 6-28-01. It has been in a private collection ever since. This XJ220 has never been registered in any country, and has only 2682 km (1667miles) on the clock. About the XJ220 Mid-Engine, Rear Wheel Drive, Twin-Turbo 3.5 liter V6 Horsepower: 542.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm Torque: 475.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm Weight: 3025 lbs Top Speed: 217mph 0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds 0-100 mph: 8.0 seconds Original price: pounds403,000 As Jaguar's first production supercar, the XJ220 was a bold step for the British company. In the 1980s, Jaguar's chief engineer Jim Randle, as part of an informal group called The Saturday Club, began work on a concept car, code-named XJ220, which - if put into production - could compete in a potential new Group B racing category. He saw it as competition for cars such as the Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959, and wanted to re-capture the glory years of Jaguar racing from the 50s and 60s. He envisioned what was essentially an updated XK13 - a lightweight two-seater with a powerful mid-mounted V12 engine. While seemingly the obvious choice, the Jaguar 6.2-litre V12 had been judged too difficult to get past emissions regulations and there were also some design problems caused by the size of the power plant. In its place was a Tom Walkinshaw-developed 3.5-litre V6 race engine as used in the Group C XJR-10-11 racers, fitted with twin Garrett T3 turbochargers, generating 542 bhp (404 kW; 550 PS) and 476 lb*ft (645 N*m) of torque. The engine was the first V6 in Jaguar's history, and was a 6-cylinder derivation from the Cosworth DFV Formula 1 engine, originally designed by David Wood for the Austin Metro 6R4 rally car. It was also the first Jaguar engine to use forced induction. In spite of the smaller displacement, the engine produced more power than the V12 and improved handling by being set lower and more centrally in the car. The XJ220 was the first roadcar to exploit under-body airflow and venturi to generate downforce of around 3000 lb for high-speed stability. It used a Group C suspension configuration, leading to handling described by Autocar as the finest handling supercar we have ever driven. Such is its damping that supercars we previously considered superlatively well-controlled over difficult roads now seem flawed and spongy after the Jaguar. A total of 281 road-cars were made. For the owners who took delivery of their cars, Autocar's verdict was Right now, the XJ220 gives us a standard by which all other fast cars can be compared. For the few who will actually own and, hopefully, use their XJ220s, the fact that they are in command of the most accomplished supercar ever made should suffice. XJ220 held the Nurburgring production car lap record, between 1992 and 2000, at 7:46:37, driven by John Nielsen. This was 30 seconds faster than the previous production car lap record and was held for eight years. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We thank you for your interest in Canepa. To request further information or submit offers, please call or email: Bruce Canepa Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
3.5 Litre, V6, Twin Turbo
Classic & Sports Car essentials
- Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
- Mileage: 1,667
- Year: 1993
- Body type: Coupe
- First registered: 1993