Originally Posted by tinker
The original prototype XJ220 had a v12 (217mph), the production models had the V6 from the metro rally car, it was a bit of bone of contention for all those who had pre ordered the V12 version and many canceled their order (had plenty unsold on a certain site in the west midlands) the underbody was a modified XJS.
All in all the production model was a bit of a dog, but thats another story.
The model that did 217mph was the V6 with the cats removed.
Clarkson tried to show how much new cars had come on by testing it against a Zonda - the Jag won!!!
It also took a class win at Le mans but was cancelled 2 weeks late on a technical niggle.
I still think it looks stunning - remember being crushed trying to look at it at the NEC!!!