It's the same car Freddie Flintoff pushed to 200 mph in a recent episode of Top Gear.
During a recent episode of Top Gear, Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness, and Freddie Flintoff drove a Ferrari F40, Lamborghini Diablo, and Jaguar XJ220, three of the most iconic supercars from the 1990s. But as McGuinness found out the hard way, these analog supercars are unforgiving as the slightest misjudgment can end in disaster. The host lost control of the Diablo on a damp road and crashed into a fence, causing extensive damage to the supercar.
Sadly, the Jaguar XJ200 featured in the film has now also been wrecked. Details about the accident are scarce, but it looks like the driver lost control on a country road and slammed into some trees, destroying the front fascia.
The front bumper and right front fender has also been ripped off, the windshield is smashed, and the driver's side wheel has detached. Luckily, nobody was injured in the crash, but the damage isn't going to be cheap or easy to repair. We're hoping this iconic supercar can be salvaged since only 281 were originally produced between 1992 and 1994. Only 28 are left in the UK, but that number could go down to 27 if this XJ220 is totaled.
It's believed the car is owned by XJ220 specialist Don Law Racing, which provided the car for filming. Don Law Racing also fitted an XJ220 engine into a Ford Transit to transform it into a 200-mph van.
Unlike the Jaguar F-Type, the XJ220 doesn't have any modern driving assists like traction control and ABS, so it needs to be handled with care. We don't know how fast they were driving, but a witness on social media claims "the driver was luckily fine and talking but nearly killed all of us!"
At least the XJ200 was given a good send off before it was wrecked. During its appearance on Top Gear, Freddie Flintoff managed to push the supercar to 200 mph. Under the hood, the Jaguar XJ220 is powered by a twin-turbo V6 producing 542 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque enabling it to hit 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 212 mph. This performance made the XJ220 the fastest production car in the world until the McLaren F1 arrived.