Jaguar XJ220 Diecast by Maisto Diecast Models

Jaguar XJ220 Diecast by Maisto Diecast Models

Jaguar XJ220 Diecast by Maisto Diecast Models

A great deal of detail has gone into this authentic scale replica of the Jaguar XJ220. The XJ220 is a supercar which was produced by 12 volunteer Jaguar employees over a series of evenings and weekends. The Jaguar XJ220 is a two-seater supercar produced by British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar from 1992 until 1994, in collaboration with the specialist automotive and race engineering company Tom Walkinshaw Racing. Recording a top speed of 212.3 mph (342 km/h)[4] in 1992 the XJ220 could keep up with the fastest production car since 1987, the Ruf CTR which also had reached 342 km/h at Nardo before being superseded by the McLaren F1 in 1994 when it recorded a top speed of 221 mph (356 km/h). The Jaguar held the Nürburgring production car lap record between 1992 and 2000 with a time of 7:46.36.
The XJ220 was developed from a V12-engined 4-wheel drive concept car designed by an informal group of Jaguar employees working in their spare time. The group wished to create a modern version of the successful Jaguar 24 Hours of Le Mans racing cars of the 1950s and ’60s that could be entered into FIA Group B competitions. The XJ220 made use of engineering work undertaken for Jaguar’s then current racing car family.
The initial XJ220 concept car was unveiled to the public at the 1988 British International Motor Show, held in Birmingham, England. Its positive reception prompted Jaguar to put the car into production; some 1500 deposits of £50,000 each were taken, and deliveries were planned for 1992.
Engineering requirements resulted in significant changes to the specification of the XJ220, most notably replacement of the Jaguar V12 engine by a turbocharged V6 engine. The changes to the specification and a collapse in the price of collectible cars brought about by the early 1990s recession resulted in many buyers choosing not to exercise their purchase options. A total of just 271 cars were produced by the time production ended, each with a retail price of £470,000 in 1992. This Maisto diecast model Jaguar XJ220 fully shows off the intricate turbo-charged V6. Jaguar themselves used a scale model when testing the car since the budget was so short. Despite the lack of budget, they managed to produce a brilliant and memorable car. The key features of this green diecast replica include: Doors, hood and trunk open, Steerable wheels that roll and High quality diecast.
As with all of our diecast model cars, this diecast XJ220 model comes brand new, factory sealed in its original packaging in order to retain its status as a highly collectable item. It would make a brilliant addition to any collection of diecast Jaguar model cars.

Jaguar XJ220 Diecast by Maisto Diecast Models

Jaguar XJ220 Diecast by Maisto Diecast Models

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