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Old 25 March 2009, 18:50   #11
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Funnily enough I seemed to have been caught in Cornwall at 78mph. I know it wasn't me because I was doing 217mph in Devon at the time - maybe there is a bit of a lag if you go to fast???
so you must have a Veyron
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Old 25 March 2009, 19:09   #12
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Nah an XJ220 - and it was a Martini - not stirred but very shaken!!!
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Gatso's don't work over 170mph.
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Nor do XJ220, but the XFR does 225mph, unrestricted
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Nor do XJ220, but the XFR does 225mph, unrestricted
XJ220 was tested at 217mph - modified ones have gone much faster and are more stable at speed than most - brakes a bit dodgy but they can be modded as well. Probably the most impressive looking car you will ever see on the road - they are HUGE!!!
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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.
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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!!!
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I must have been well drunk on the 25th because I dont remember driving through Middlesbrough.
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