Thursday, 1 September 2011

TWR XJ220 no.784

There's no such thing as an ordinary Jaguar XJ220. But even so, this is no ordinary Jaguar XJ220...
Chassis no.784 is possibly the evillest car you'll see today, unless you happen to have Christine or, er, Herbie locked up in your garage. Rebodied by TWR, every panel (bar the doors) was replaced with a lightweight carbon-fibre clone, while the front splitter, wider sills and - the most visually arresting part - the vast adjustable rear wing aided aero as well as increasing drama. Tweaking the twin-turbo V6 engine to a brutal 680bhp and ripping out all the unnecessary weight (aircon, stereo, heavy seats, stuff like that) enabled a 0-60mph time of 3.3s, with a top whack of 228mph.
Only nine of these special XJ220s were built by TWR - six as road cars - but, to be honest, the fact that this one exists is more than enough. When the apocalypse comes, it'll be there for your soul. And the ride into hell will be spectacular.

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