Video: Ride in a Rare Jaguar XJ220

Despite its V6 engine only producing a modest 542hp, the Jaguar XJ220 was once the world’s fastest production car, not just in a straight line, but also the fastest road car to lap the Nurburgring.

Originally produced as a concept car, demand for the Jaguar XJ220 developed so quickly that Jaguar swiftly decided to put it into limited production and it ultimately because the fastest production car after hitting 213mph completely stock at the Nardo Ring while being piloted by former Formula One racer Martin Brundle.

With just 281 XJ220’s being produced it remains one of the rarest and most iconic supercars on planet and The Supercar Driver on YouTube was recently given the once-in-a-lifetime chance to ride shotgun in the car.

The following clip includes some regular driving in the car, as well as some insane accelerations as the Jaguar XJ220 chases after a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.

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