In this new book from Veloce, Mike Moreton, ace director of impossible projects, who was headhunted for the project by Tom Walkinshaw, relives the extraordinary inside story of the Jaguar XJ220 supercar, which evolved from Jim Randle’s sensational 1988 UK Motor Show concept car.
The planned production of 350 limited edition cars, each with a price tag of ￡360,000, was over-subscribed by a factor of four in a single day!
Named for its targeted top speed, the Jaguar XJ220 was developed between 1989 and 1994
This inside story is an historically accurate account of the project from the Project Manager himself. Having recruited a talented team from motor sport and production car industries, a factory was developed in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. Working closely with Jaguar Design, TWR Group companies and specialist suppliers, the XJ220 team re-designed, built, tested, manufactured and marketed Jaguar's ultimate road car.
Featuring over 200 photographs, many previously unpublished, showing the concept and production cars in all stages of development, with glamour shots and historical photos of Jaguar sports/racing cars, this book, which is a must for all Jaguar enthusiasts, is for sale now in all good bookshopsPublished 23 March 2011