The Jaguar XJ220s was once the fastest production car in the world.
Produced in collaboration with Tom Walkinshaw Racing by between 1992 and 1994, the two-seat XJ220s recorded a top speed of 341.7 km/h during testing at the Nardo test track in Italy.
This was with Martin Brundle, who had won the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans driving the Jaguar XJR-12, at the wheel.
It was also with catalytic converters connected and a rev limit of 7400 rpm.
With the rev limit increased to 7900 rpm and catalytic converters removed so it could breathe better, the car was able to hit a top speed of 349.4 km/h.
Although the concept was originally engineered with a V12, the production version of the XJ220s was in fact powered by a 3.5-litre, twin turbo V6 that produces 405kW of power.
And, according to Jaguar, an XJ220 prototype managed a Nürburgring lap time of 7:46:36 in 1991, which was faster than any production car lap time before it.
Just 275 of these cars were produced and not one, but two of them are up for grabs at auction in the UK in a couple of weeks.
Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire will be hosting the Silverstone Auctions May sale of British Marques and Classic cars on May 11, bringing together some very high quality and exclusive lots.
Silverstone Auctions are very excited to be offering not one but two XJ220 supercars, one in left hand drive with 20,500km and the other right hand drive with just 1127km on the clock.
The left hand drive 1997 XJ220 in Spa Silver with 20,500km has recently had £50,000 worth of expenditure lavished on it by Jaguar Classic Works and comes with the registration “220 XXK” and with all details of the works carried out in car’s history file.
This car is now in exceptional condition and ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.
Estimated at £300,000 to £350,000 ($546,000 to $637,000 Aussie dollars).
The 1995 right hand version was recently discovered in a private collection in Malaysia and brought back to the UK where it underwent £25,000 worth of work by XJ220 model experts Don Law in December 2015.
Estimated at £325,000 to £375,000 ($591,000 to $682,000 Aussie dollars).
Silverstone says it is a great opportunity to acquire one of the most significant supercars of their era.
The XJ220s is still the fastest cars ever produced by Jaguar.