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Old 05-26-2001, 12:59 AM   #16
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I heard that the son of Sam Walton (founder of Wal-Mart) has surpassed Bill Gates as the worlds wealthiest man....I read it on the internet, so it must be true
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Old 05-26-2001, 01:20 AM   #17
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Post The Supercar That Never Was

The poor XJ220.

When the XJ220 was concieved, is was expected to carry a super-tuned version of the Jag V12, but the weight penalty would have been too much. So, Jaguar followed Ferrari's lead in using a smaller, race-derived engine running at high boost. (But Jag used a V6 instead of a V8, like Ferrari.) While the choice of a smaller engine was justfied for the design goals of the car, it just didn't have the glamour of the V12. After all, "real" supercars have V12 engines.

The "220" was supposed to be a promise of its top speed, but its speeds of 212-213 with emissions equipment, and speeds of 217-218 mph with the catalytic converters removed, somehow were less impressive when compared to the 220 target.

And then, as Chris already mentioned, the economy went down the crapper. Many of the potential buyers were actually speculators, hoping to re-sell the cars at a profit. But when the real buyers started to back out, Jaguar had a hard time finding anyone to take their car.

And to top it all off, about the same time the McLaren F1 was released. Faster, fancier and more expensive, the XJ220 was doomed.

Poor thing. We should all try to find one a good home. :silly2:
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currently the owner of the Wal-Mart chain is the richest man in the world
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Old 05-26-2001, 04:04 PM   #19
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Stupid Wal-Mart. Stupid multi-billionaires. At one time, Bill Gates could have sent every high school graduate to college for 4 years. That is a lot of money.
To spite them all: Everyone in the world gives me $50 bucks, taken from your taxes. Then I will be richest. HA HA HA (said in an evil voice)
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I wouldn't be surprised if Jay Leno has one.
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...or three....rich, lousy, bastard!
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Old 05-27-2001, 10:02 AM   #22
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I'm positive that in the US only Mike Tyson and Bill Gates own one. They were never exported here, so it wakes quite a bit of work to get one.
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I'm not sure the last time that this was posted but, There's an XJ220 for sale in this forum supposedly and the Dupont Registry has had at least 10 for sale, 7 of Which were for sale overseas however there was an XJ220S and an XJ220 for sale within the US. They usually run for about 265K now. Jaguar lost lots in that whole thing also.
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Laura Croft in the Tomb Raider movie owned one. Although she never drove it.:sun:
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I dont know who it is but there is a guy that lives in Terre Haute Indiana that recently bought a BR Green one. I remember reading it in the news letter to the Briitish Auto Owners association.


The reason why there arent many here is because they do not meet US Requirements. You have to get specile permission from everyone favorite uncle to own one. The US will allow a certain select of low production cars to be exported under what is called the "right to show lisence. It takes alot of redtape and paperwork to get the permission. They only allow a few exotic cars JagXj220 is one and I believe you have to do the same thing to get a McClaren F1 over here. For 250 G's it is more trouble than it is worth when you can buy several domestic supercars that look like Mclarens for arround 150,000. Like the Ulima Gtr and the Mosler which both are powered by suped up LS-1's. And then theres the Salleen.
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Where does Elton John live, England? I'm positive he owns one.
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I heard about show and display. You can only drive 2500 miles a year, though. They use that to get Bugatti EB110's over, for about $500000.
But no one3 ever drives a car like that 2500 miles a year.
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I wish I had one...

Sultan of Brunei I believe is the richest person in the world right now. He has an entire MUESEUM dedicated to exotic cars including one of three xj220 racing types.

DAMN HIM!
he has over 4000 or 5000 cars.... yeah that's right, that's alotta cars. He has several huge warehouses that store them. He has an F-50 in every color, 8 Mclarens including the one that won Lemans... i could go on


but anyway back to the XJ220.. there's one in a rap video i was watchin on BET, i forget which rapper it is, but he's driving it in the video.
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but anyway back to the XJ220.. there's one in a rap video i was watchin on BET, i forget which rapper it is, but he's driving it in the video.
Jadakiss.....can't remember the song though....
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new member making my first post - im a member of the JEC and there was recently a XJ220 for sale in their magazine - pre production model number 6, with 1,500miles on it asking 125,000
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