BREAKING 200MPH IN A 30 YEAR OLD JAGUAR SUPERCAR
When the XJ220 debuted as a concept car in 1988 it featured a V12 engine and all-wheel-drive system, which received a favourable reaction from the press and customers at the time. However, when the concept became a production model, a number of these key features had changed.
With the powertrain considered too heavy, the V12 engine was swapped out for a twin-turbo V6 engine, which allowed engineers to shorten the wheelbase and create a lighter car with a smaller footprint. The all-wheel-drive system was also ditched, and these changes saw demand for the production XJ220 drop.
Nevertheless, the car had enough horsepower to propel it to a claimed 217mph when new. And three decades on, after a few attempts, Freddie Flintoff impressively managed to push the XJ220 past 200mph, cementing the performance pedigree of this memorable supercar.