3. Jaguar XJ 220
The story of the XJ220 is a strange one. Conceived in the late ’80s as Jaguar’s first road-going supercar, it looked promising. The concept car and first prototypes had Jaguar’s V12 engine tuned to produce a high output. However, halfway into development, it was decided to install a new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with 542 hp. The design of the car was fantastic and emphasized its performance and speed.
When it was released, the XJ220 was the world’s fastest road-going model at an enormous price. Despite the hype when it was announced and wealthy customers waiting to buy this model, several delays in production and lack of the V12 affected the market. Eventually, less than 300 were built. The XJ220 was called that since it could top 220 mph. It was never officially sold in the USA. Now is the chance to bring one of these misunderstood beasts home.