Upon its release in 1992, the XJ220 was the fastest production car on the planet, hitting almost 348 kilometres per hour. The two main contributors to this achievement were the sleek, aerodynamic body, and the twin turbo powerhouse that lay neatly between the cabin and the rear axle.
However, despite its impressive performance, the XJ220 resulted in a sales failure, given that the initial promise to waitlisted clients was an all-wheel-drive, V12 flagship. Many orders were cancelled, and after its speed record was eclipsed by the McLaren F1, the XJ220 was quickly forgotten as a temperamental, pedigreed relic. Over the years, and handful of people —most notably, XJ220 guru Don Law—, have maintained a stable stock of spare parts, and developed upgrades for enhanced reliability and drivability.
This example, number 131 out of 352, was built in 1993 and delivered new three years later to Malta. Over time, the car made it to Singapore and Abu Dhabi, where it has been in the best of care by its previous custodian. A full mechanical re-commissioning of the car was performed by Don Law Racing in the UK in 2016, as well as a sympathetic cosmetic restoration in order for this XJ220 to look and perform at its best for years to come.