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Auktion: Auction 05.06.2001
wurde versteigert am: 5. Juni 2001
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852 miles from new

Schätzpreis: 130.000 £ - 160.000 £
ca. 182.162 $ - 224.199 $
Zuschlagspreis:  234.750 £
ca. 328.942 $
Los-Nr. 19, Aufrufe: 12

852 miles from new 1993 JAGUAR XJ220 Customer Order No. 57 Registration No. K68 WWL Chassis No. SAJJEAEX7AX 220 882 Engine No. 6A10346SB Blue with grey interior Engine: V6, double overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, aluminium alloy cylinder heads and block, twin turbos, 3,498cc, 542bhp at 6500rpm; Gearbox: five speed all synchromesh with triple cone synchroniser on first and second gears; Suspension: independent front and rear by unequal length wishbones, inboard coil springs with dampers and anti-roll bars; Brakes: Hydraulic four pot alloy calipers acting on AP Racing ventilated and cross drilled outboard steel discs. Right-hand drive. There's a tightly wrought intensity to the XJ220's curvaceous silhouette. It screams haunched agression. But this isn't some primped, perfumed and preternatural piledriver, just a polite, effortless and hugely capable machine that's disturbingly physical in its message. Drive one hard and your metabolism takes a battering, the sheer drama of being able to cover 100mph in under eight seconds while detonating huge shards of sound from its twin turboed, 3.5 litre V6 leaving the driver strangely detached from the surreal madness of it all. Richard Heseltine, Classic and Sportscar , October, 1999. In the mid-Eighties, when the supercar was born, alongside the fabulous Ferrari F40 and Porsche 959, there was one name with an equally famous racing pedigree, missing in competition for this market. It was from Britain and the marque was Jaguar, a name with the longest and one of the most success reputations in the field of endurance racing. At the time, an idea was in incubation, care of Jim Randle, the head of Jaguar's Engineering department but it was active pursuits that served to distract the company from being in supercar league, for they were successful at Le Mans in the 1980's where the others were not. In 1988, after four years of development it was announced that Jaguar too would be using the knowledge gained in racing to launch their own supercar, and an amazing prototype of the XJ220 appeared at the Birmingham Autoshow. The design featured a V12, fuel injected, 48 valve 530bhp engine, and was a four wheel drive. When Jaguar was bought by Ford in 1989, seeing these initial plans they decided that the project should be put into production by Tom Walkinshaw's JaguarSport division. The practicality of the prototype did not suit manufacture for a road car as intended. Instead it was now stated that 530bhp would come from a twin turbo 3.5 litre V6 engine that had been developed in the Group C XJR-10 and 11 race cars, and that it would be transferred to the road conventionally by two wheels rather than four, production began in 1992. Built on a chassis of aluminium honeycomb, the finely sculpted bodywork was also constructed in lightweight aluminium and finished in one of five metallic colours, silver, grey, green, maroon or blue. The hugely powerful twin turbo V6 engine could be viewed through a glass panel, and its design configuration limited the luggage space at the rear of the body to just enough for a brief case, tool kit and CD player. Despite the tiny storage, this was not matched by the passenger area, as the cabin was designed to be purposeful yet spacious, there was ample head room for even the tallest of pilots, and creature comforts extended to air conditioning, full leather interior and Stereo. Tom Walkinshaw's own XJ220, order 001, was loaned to Autocar and Motor in June 1993, for the first, and they noted, only independent road test of results that would be compiled. Their figures were an astonishing 3.6 seconds for 0-60, continuing on to 100mph in a further 2.7 seconds and the acceleration between measures well over this level were equally amazing, 130-150mph in 4.2 seconds, for example. The magazine was not able to test the final limits of the turbocharged engine, for this they were reliant on the figures recorded by JaguarSport at the banked Nardo circuit in Ital

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Auction 05.06.2001
Auktionsdatum: 05.06.2001
Adresse: Christie's
London, King Street