Why Is This Beaten-Up Supercar So Bloody Expensive?

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We can't work it out.

We're not sure if this is the same gorgeous Jaguar XJ220 that self-immolated while performing one of the most epic burnouts ever recorded, but if it is then the guys at Tax The Rich may have pushed the British supercar a little too hard. These very sad images emanate from Munich, Germany, where exotic car dealer Luimex is asking 199,980 Euros for the supercar that has clearly seen better days. We can see extensive damage on the hood, bumper, pop-up headlights, and on the passenger side of the XJ220.

With just 281 units ever made, the rare mid-engined supercar built by Jaguar in the early 90s comes powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, and its 542 horsepower is capable of propelling the svelte feline to a top speed of 217 mph. That made it the fastest car on the road (for a couple of years at least). But with models in near-new condition fetching around $200,000 in auction, we have no idea why this badly damaged example is being priced so high.

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