Richard Hammond drives the icons
Hamster has a go in the most expensive Jaguar ever made – the £413k XJ220
Posted: 24 May 2012
I always thought the XJ220 a funny-looking thing, ugly even. But, 20 years later, it's blossomed and grown into a beauty. It looks magnificent now, sleek and modern. How does Jaguar do that? The interior too, with the exception of the gate map by the gearlever, which looks like it comes out of a WWII sub, can cut it alongside modern stuff. The drive though, feels less contemporary. It's heavy and the whole car feels very much as though it's made up of a large number of parts rather than minted from one single piece.