We had just left the Goodwood Festival of Speed, when we were overtaken by the transit bodied Jaguar XJ220. It had been doing timed runs of the hill climb during the event and competed in the final 20 shootout on the sunday.
We decided to chases it down and show the driver our appreciation of the vechicle
Man with a van challenge part 1 - Top Gear - BBC
Part one of two. Taken from series 8, episode 8. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard
Hammond and James May take to the Top Gear track as their £1000 vans are
subjected to a series of distinctly non-industry standard tests!
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Jaguar XJ220 - The Official Story
Documentary made about the superb super-car, the Jaguar XJ220.
It features an interview with the car's "father", (former) Jaguar's chief
engineer Jim Randle, as well as the car's body stylist, Keith Helfet.
Also factory footage of making the manufacturing the car, as well as a full
7+ mins. track run footage (complete with cool 80's-like music).
The documentary seems to have been made between 1992 and 1994, as the car
is referred to as the fastest production car in the world, something that
was true until 1994 when the McLaren F1 came along.
This is from a vhs tape, so quality of transfer is not perfect.
"Jaguar XJ220 - The Official Story
-Shot in-car, on the road, trackside and from the air!
-This is the official record of the world's fastest production car!
-XJ220 is the car against which any future supercar must be measured.
This fascinating program gives the inside story of the modern legend:
XJ220. Jaguar's own archives take you behind closed doors to tell the tale
of this 220 mph car's build and development.
Includes unique footage of body and engine manufacture at the Abbey Panels,
TWR and JaguarSport workshops, an exclusive guie to production in the
company of Tom Wilkinshaw and Jaguar's own test and development film, both
in-car and on the track.
(Special thanks to Derek Hedlund)"
White*Star production (Division of KULTUR).
Running Time: 60 Minutes.
Donington Park 2008 - Fast Transit Van Demonstration
Two demonstration laps by a very quick Ford Transit van during the BTCC
event at Donington Park. Not sure what engine is in this van but I'm sure I
heard over the tannoy that the shell is mounted on a Jaguar XJ220 chassis.
Hayabusa Turbo Mk1 Golf!!!
HR Engineering Busa turbo Mk1 Golf, Rear
wheel drive running around 200hp @ 0.5 bar Boost. The car is set up for 1.5 bar....Check
out the July edition of Golf+ for full spec and some superb pictures.
Jaguar Joyride - Jaguar XJ220
The Jaguar XJ220 Joyride!
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The Jaguar XJ220 was the fastest car in the world, for a brief period in
1992, before the McLaren F1!
Transit Supervan - 1971
The V8 powered version of the ubiquitous Transit, this is a machine that
caused a real stir when it first appeared on the scene. It's probably just
as well, on reflection, that this particularly hairy machine never fell
into the hands of White Van Man
XJ220S REVIEWED ON TOP GEAR, CLARKSON
Find out more about this car from original press articles here:
Clarkson gets to drive the XJ220S, a lighter, more powerful and more
sporting version of the XJ220 (hardly a slouch). Gets to 100mph in second
gear. If you have seen EVO driving the XJ220 around the Nurburgring, you
can only imagine just how fast the XJ220S is - one of the fastest cars in
the world (probably).
OLD TOP GEAR MODIFIED CARS
Jeremy Clarkson tests some unusual modified cars on an episode of Top Gear
from 94/95. Jaguar XJR Stealth Tornado, Dodge Viper and Jaguar XJ220S.
Jaguar XJ220 S - Ride Accelerations Revs Flybys and more
BrianZuk goes for a ride in 1 of 6 Jaguar XJ220 S's ever made! The video
includes in-car ride footage, accelerations, flyby, driving footage,
interior and exterior views, engine, and much more of this black XJ220 S.
Enjoy this rare footage of an extremely special car tearing up Beverly
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