An exceptionally rare Jaguar, the XJ220S, that is headed for auction in Arizona is expected to be sold for between $225 000 and $300 000. The vehicle is chassis number 784 and has been with the owner for the past eight years.
The regular Jaguar XJ220 was a limited production run of 350 units but the rare model that is up for auction is one of only six units that were produced.
The XJ220S was built with the assistance of Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) who stripped most of the original XJ220′s aluminum body and replaced it with superlight carbon fibre. The model was also fitted with a front splitter, wider sills and an adjustable rear spoiler that resulted in an even more aggressive stance.
The Jag originally came with a V6 power unit that produced 680hp (689PS/507kW) and 712Nm (526 lb-ft) of torque, but a new titanium exhaust system by TWR and additional engine updates has raised it to approximately 700 hp (709PS/521kW).