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- The XJ220 is considered to be along the lines of the Edsel when it comes to spectacular flops.
Can someone find a good automotive-press source for this comparison to the Edsel? I think knowledge of the XJ220 is pretty much limited to car buffs, which is certainly not the case for the Edsel. Dpbsmith (talk) 15:20, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
- I think this comparison is fairly meaningless actually, and support its removal. Although the worldwide recession at the time of its launch didn't help sales, and resale values weren't that high, the XJ220 wasn't really a 'commercial flop' in the same way as others like the Edsel at all- it was only ever intended to be made in very limited numbers. Spute 16:16, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
- Wasn't the car first produced in 1991? I have a motoring interest book which says 1991-94 and an old copy of Top Gear on video which also says launched 1991. alexpritchard 20:09, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
who designed the jaguar xj220?
- There were several people deeply involved in the design of the XJ220 so it'd be difficult to pinpoint a single designer. The original prototype was conceived by Jim Randle, whilst Keith Helfet was in charge of styling. Richard Owen (chief engineer at JaguarSport) was responsible for turning the concept into a feasible production car together with Tom Walkinshaw. Daviddurban 13:58, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
Noticed the article doesn't include the respective numbers of RHD and LHD models. Anyone know the figures? Also, what's the difference between the XJ220C and the XJ220S? Is one the road homologation version? Cheers. Bumper12 01:40, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
- The XJ220C was the full race version of the XJ220, whilst the XJ220S was a road going version of the C. For homologation purposes, the standard XJ220 was used. The S was for those customers for whom 549 bhp just wasn't enough! Daviddurban 07:36, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
- Cheers Dave. Bumper12 18:35, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
I understand, from someone who worked on the XJ220 whilst they were at Jaguar, that the V12 was perfectly capable of developing more than 600 bhp and meeting the required emmisions and that the swap to a V6 engine was due to TWR's own political agenda of using an engine that they had already available to themselves. I also heard from a number of Jaguar employees who were there at the the time that many were quite bitter that TWR had seemed to have sold Jaguar short on the programme and that TWR's profits were put ahead of the car's original design intent. LewisR (talk) 15:04, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
- Infobox updated with the dimensions. It was difficult to find a source that listed them though, and I'm not sure where he got them from. swaq 15:59, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
XJ Related to Series
The article states that XJ220 is unrelated to other cars in the XJ series, however I'm pretty sure it was modelled off the XJ13, so I'm putting a citation needed tag for now. Daniel De Mol (talk) 05:00, 21 July 2012 (UTC)