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Jaguar XJ220 specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1250-1555 kg (2756-3428 lbs)
Introduced 1992
Origin country United Kingdom
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Performance

0 - 100 kph3.8 s
0 - 120 kph5.2 s
0 - 160 kph8.2 s
0 - 180 kph9.9 s
0 - 200 kph12.0 s
1000 m20.6 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph7.8 s
0 - 30 mph1.9 s
0 - 40 mph2.5 s
0 - 50 mph3.0 s
0 - 60 mph3.6 s
0 - 70 mph4.6 s
0 - 80 mph5.5 s
0 - 90 mph6.5 s
0 - 100 mph7.3 s
0 - 110 mph9.3 s
0 - 120 mph10.8 s
0 - 130 mph12.6 s
0 - 140 mph14.9 s
0 - 150 mph17.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile8.4 s @ 101.3 mph
1/4 mile11.7 s @ 125.0 mph
Est. 1/2 mile19.4 s @ 152.9 mph
Est. 1 mile31.3 s @ 175.8 mph
Top speed347 kph (216 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 015.1 s
Est. max acceleration0.71 g (7 m/s²)
Jaguar XJ220 acceleration graph

Powertrain specs

Engine type 3.5 V6 Twin-Turbocharged
Displacement 3.5 l (214 ci)
Power 549 ps (542 bhp / 404 kw) @ 7000 rpm
Torque 641 Nm (473 lb-ft) @ 4500 rpm
Power / liter 157 ps (155 hp)
Power / weight 380 ps (375 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 443 Nm (327 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5
Layout middle engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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ChironSS  1m ago

So, to get too the very bottom of all these metrics and numbers I absolutely had to get them from Source. So I did. I acquired a copy of Autocar and Motor from June 1993.

I couldn't find any quailty scans anywhere. So I was left with little or next to no choice.

Anyway front page plus acceleration scans> https://postimg.cc/gallery/LmgQCCj

She's an old lady now but when I first saw those figures I was completely blown away!

Hopefully this is a demonstration on how far I'm willing to go to get the information that's required.

:)


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ChironSS  2m ago

https://www.evo.co.uk/lamborghini/murcielago/14159/lamborghini-murcielago-lp640-v-jaguar-xj220

Jaguar
0-30 1.9
0-40 2.5
0-50 3.0
0-60 3.6
0-70 4.6
0-80 5.5
0-90 6.5
0-100 7.9
0-110 9.3
0-120 10.8
0-130 12.6
0-140 14.9
0-150 17.4
1/4 mile secs 11.7
1/4 mile mph 125
Top speed mph 213

So I found some very rare metrics here. Evo Magazine.

The Lamborghini are within the link. Please always check.


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ChironSS  2m ago

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/g4257/a-fix-of-nurburgring-times-from-british-cars-photos/

Quote>"It could never keep up with the Ferrari F40 in terms of reputation, but the XJ220 did hold the production car lap record at the 'Ring for an impressive eight years between 1992 and 2000."

What the ACTUAL F? I had absolutely NO idea! I remember the lap but wasn't aware it was an actual productions lap record for EIGHT YEARS! Oo

 

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196ss  2m ago

That probably because F40 wasn't ever tested at the Ring...


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ChironSS  2m ago @196ss

Yes possibly or the Porsche 959.


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196ss  1m ago @ChironSS

The 959 was awesome, but it wasn't apparently fast on the tracks (relatively of course). I've read an old interview with the Porsche engineer, in which he said that 964 Turbo S was contemporary the fastest road legal Porsche on the test track ever. Including 959. And judging by its laptimes 964TS wasn't faster than XJ220.
Here is a list of production cars that in my opinion could potentially break the Jaguar record at the time:

https://fastestlaps.com/models/bugatti-eb110-ss

https://fastestlaps.com/models/dauer-porsche-962-lemans

https://fastestlaps.com/models/ferrari-f40

https://fastestlaps.com/models/ferrari-f50

https://fastestlaps.com/models/lamborghini-diablo-se-30-jota

https://fastestlaps.com/models/lister-storm-v12

https://fastestlaps.com/models/monteverdi-hai-650-f1

https://fastestlaps.com/models/lotec-c1000

https://fastestlaps.com/models/venturi-400-gt

https://fastestlaps.com/models/yamaha-ox99-11

May have forgotten something...


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ChironSS  2w ago @196ss

All possible. But unfortunately none of them did that I'm aware of. The Jaguar XJ220 was the first production car under 8 minutes at the Nurburgring and it also held the highest top speed for a production car at the very same time. Atleast that's how I read it. Unheard of. Unique in history. Then it also was won it's class at Le Mans before stupidity took it away. It was also the quickest production car ever recorded too at that time.*

All in all it lived in the McLaren F1's shadow. And achieved as much if not more.

And it's a HELL of alot more attractive! :)

*Subject to final verification.


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ChironSS  2m ago

https://silodrome.com/mg-metro-6r4/

The Rare MG Metro 6R4 – Britain's Hairy-Chested Group B Challenger

Quote>"The engine that was developed for the MG Metro 6R4 is fascinating, it essentially started out as the Buick 215 cu. in. V8 first released in 1961 before later becoming the Rover V8 which was then vastly modified into a DOHC V6 for the 6R4, this engine would then (in further modified form) end up powering the Jaguar XJ220 supercar released in 1992."

The engine has it's GENESIS in another engine from the United States of America! The World famous Rover V8 prior.

The 6R4 unit was naturally aspirated. Then later twin turbocharged. I bet you didn't know that! Ha!


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ChironSS  2m ago

https://www.goodwood.com/grr/event-coverage/festival-of-speed/2015/6/cars-that-rock-fos-2015-jaguar-xj220-v12/

Quote>"Unfortunately, by the time the car went into production a number of engineering revisions had been made. The V12 engine was gone, in its place coming a twin-turbo V6 borrowed from the MG Metro 6R4 rally car."

So engine first, Jaguar were downsizing TWENTY SEVEN years ago and more! So I chuckle when I read about it now as if it's something new.

Now most people will know the V12 (unfortunately) was dropped. If I recall it was emmissions related back then and it due to making quoted power reliably.

So the V6 was in. Not many people know that the engine came from the MG Metro 6R4 rally car!

LOL! But it gets a little more complicated...


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ChironSS  2m ago

So the Jaguar journey begins. Where to start? Well, with the XJ220 ofcourse! E type aside probably their most famous car of all time!


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ChironSS  3m ago

I LOVED this car so very long ago. Dark blue paintwork with grey leather interior! ;)


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British Cars Suck  3m ago

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196ss  8m ago

Le Moniteur Automobile № 1073, 26.01.1995:
0-100 kph - 5,0 sec
0-160 kph - 8,8 sec
400 m - 12,4 sec
1000 m - 22,0 sec

Auto, Motor und Sport 19/1994:
Curb weight - 1555 kg
0-100 kph - 4,0 sec
0-120 kph - 5,2 sec
0-160 kph - 8,2 sec
0-180 kph - 9,9 sec
0-200 kph - 12,2 sec


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196ss  9m ago

 

 


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hostboy  9m ago

With that kind of top speed the estimated 0-300km/h time should be way better than 40 seconds.


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Inline 6 rules  3y ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Production_car_speed_record#Cars_excluded_from_the_list

Tested by Road & Track, speed record already higher. The 217.1 mph Guinness World Records speed was measured by Jaguar one-way without independent control with a car modified for about 50 extra hp, the 212.3 mph claims were also factory measured without independent control


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Inline 6 rules  3y ago

What do you think the true top speed of this car?

During testing at the Nardò Ring in Italy, one XJ220 had its catalytic converters removed and its rev limit increased to 7,900 rpm; these modifications increased the car's power output by 50 bhp (51 PS; 37 kW) and the car was then driven by 1990 Le Mans Winner Martin Brundle to a top speed of 217.1 mph (349 km/h). Owing to the circular nature of the track, some (including the British car magazines Top Gear and Autocar) say a speed of 217 mph (349 km/h) is equivalent to 223 mph (359 km/h) on a straight, level road. However, on other tracks it performed differently; when top speed was tested on a straight level road by Road & Track it only reached 210.5 mph (339 km/h), it was slower than the Bugatti EB 110 at the same event and the Ruf CTR tested there in 1987

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XJ220#Engine

The initial high speed runs, with the car configured in standard trim (catalytic converters connected, lower rev-limit of 7,400 rpm) achieved a maximum recorded speed of 212.3 mph (341.7 km/h), the same speed as previously reached at Fort Stockton during testing.[c] Brundle reported that the car was hitting the rev limiter during the run.[5]

The rev limiter was increased to 7,900 rpm and the catalytic converters were removed in favour of installing straight-through exhaust pipes for a second series of runs, and it was this attempt which resulted in the maximum recorded speed of 217.1 mph (349.4 km/h).[d]. It was estimated that the removal of the catalytic converters, which were not mandated in Europe at the time, increased the power output by around 50 bhp (37 kW; 51 PS)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XJ220#Guinness_World_Record


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XJ220  3y ago

Anglesley Coastal 1:13.883 Driver Tiff, source 5th gear video.


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Fangio Man  9y ago

It would be great if the C-X75 reach production.

I hope it will not flop like the XJ220 did...


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Mental  9y ago

Oh, Jaguar, PLEASE!


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Mental  9y ago

The exterior of the C-X75 is Fantastic! It surely looks more beautiful and stunning than LaFerrari and P1, IMO. This prototype is just gorgeous with all its details that its predecessors were famous for.

However, I don't like the fact it's another hybrid hypercar.. mlehh... But I really cannot complain on numbers it performs. Because its 4-cylinder engine (yes, yes!, four-cylinder!) that produces.. 502 bhp at 10000 rpm! That's just brainless! And that sound, it sounds like a pro-race-car! Other power power comes from two electric motors to the each axle, so it's AWD. As total, combined 850 hp plus, 1000 Nm... Here you go, a plug-in hybrid, a relative to the Prius that defeats everything.

So performance: 220 mph top speed (just like XJ220 (the name is obvious) did, without any electrics); 0-62 - under 3 sec; 0-100 - under 6 sec. And for a car that weighs 1700 kg, that's very agile. This is a wildcat with a smart electric brain.

Of course, I wish to see this C-X75 with a twin-turbo V6, or even a big growling V12, without any hybrids, and be RWD... But I realize, the current prototype is just a technical prodigy.

Aaaah.. just such a shame this Jaguar is nothing more than a prototype... Be it hybrid, or not, I really wish C-X75 hit the production, and be a top competitor to the LaFerrari, P1 and 918... That's would be a glorious fourth of 2013...



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Fangio Man  9y ago

I wonder why this car was not more succesfull.
It has a good track performance and a very good straight line speed.
It was till the McLaren F1 the fastest road legal car in the world.
The XJR-9s design was chosen.
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But 284 instead of 350 units were built.

SHAME.


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Аnon  9y ago

Technically, weight affects the top speed - the rolling resistance, friction in the bearings increases with the additional weight. But these increased resistance forces are neglectable compare to the aerodynamic force at high speed.


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BR2'  9y ago

@Shaggy

You could fill a car up with 300Lb people in each seat, and the top speed would be the same if there was a 120Lbs person driving.

Weight nor torque effect the top speed, there are many variable that go with top speed, but weight isnt one of them, like ive said, it will effect you GETTING there, but not the actual top, weight doesnt work against a top speed, just how long it will take, Aerodynamics do, if a CTS-V weighed 3200Lbs, and had 700Lb Ft, it would still do its regular top speed.


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NIN  9y ago

Weight is very minor when it comes to top speed. The other factors are stopping the car from going any faster. It will take longer to reach the top speed, though

From an article I found...

"The reason is friction, of which there are three main sources: Aerodynamic drag, losses through the transmission, and tire friction. The loss from each of these sources increases geometrically with increased speed. Eventually, you reach a point where all the engine's power is being used to overcome these losses, so none is left over for acceleration."

Throw a couple of extra people in a CTS-V and the top speed would be the same.


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Shaggy  9y ago

@ BR2': "Weight has nothing to do with top speed", I have to disagree, there are many variables that decide top speed: horsepower, torque, gear ratio, axle ratio, weight, and drag coefficient. Weight and drag work against the engine's power.


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BR2'  9y ago

O, My bad mate, Hard to tell sometimes when you cant SEE how people are saying it.


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Mental  9y ago

@BR2
I was sarcastic..

I said CTS-V has the same aerodynamics, cause it looks like a fridge. :D


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BR2'  9y ago

@Mental

Where do you get as bad as a fridge? A Cadillac CTS-V has a Coefficient Drag of Cd.35...Which is better then the XJ220. And the ZL1 achieves 185Mph because Chevrolet opted for DownForce rather then top speed. Cd.36, not gearbox.


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Mental  9y ago

Ugh, seeing CTS-V I'd say it has the same aerodynamics as the fridge..

I'm not a spec in gearboxes, but looks all the deal is in them. XJ220's final drive ratio is 2.88, and I consider that's a good number, if the F1 does 3.01.

The reason why the Caddy is slow is probably in its gearbox - Tremec TR6060. I decided that, cause I compared it to the Camaro ZL1, which power output, aerodynamics (0.35) and final drive ratio (3.73) are pretty the same. And Camaro also doesn't achieve even 300 kph. Though I don't know.


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BR2'  9y ago

Weight has nothing to do with top speed, it will effect you getting there, but wont effect the end result, In the CTS-Vs case, 192Mph has been recorded, but i believe its do to the Cd.35, that or it may have long gearing, or me be safety limited i dunno the exact case.