Jaguar XJ220: The 1990’s motorsport unicorn

Racecar-driver Justin Law gives a tour around the 1990’s Jaguar XJ220 supercar project, passing hands from Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) and Jaguar to him and his father Don.

The Jaguar XJ220 came to life as a result of a project at Jaguar called “The Saturday Club”. Jaguar’s chief engineer Jim Randle was leading this mission and its goal was to produce a new Jaguar capable of racing and winning. Jim Randle wanted to bring back Jaguar to the top podium in international motorsports and to do so, he started a relationship with British motorsport specialists Tom Walkinshaw Racing.

Jaguar XJ220: The 1990’S Motorsport Unicorn
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By 1992, production of the XJ220 had started at a Tom Walkinshaw Racing facility, and orders surpassing 1,500 were beyond expected with each bidder laying down a £50,000 deposit. The cars were to be sold at around $580,000 making these beauties some of the most expensive production cars ever seen at the time. With only 281 cars produced, the XJ220 is somewhat of a unicorn for car collectors around the world.

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Steen Hansen has always been into vintage, retro, architecture, gadgets and especially everything with an engine! With more than 11 years as Art Director on danish car magazines, test driver and continuously been pushing boundaries on the race track himself.

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