Jaguar’s bespoke supercar looked like nothing else on the road — incorporating Jaguar’s trademark litheness over a layout quite unlike anything produced before, except, perhaps, the one-off Jaguar XJ13, which served as one of the main inspirations for the XJ220. Unlike its predecessor, the XJ220 was designed from the get-go to be the fastest road car in the world. This it gloriously achieved, reaching 217 mph and echoing Jaguar’s top speed record-setting triumphs in the 1950s. The XJ220 bi-turbo V6’s 542 horsepower gives blistering acceleration, and the aerodynamically impressive body provides both low drag and reduced lift at the high speeds the XJ220 is capable of. This helped a later racing version, the XJ220C to an impressive showing at the 1993 Le Mans. In short, the XJ220 is a staggeringly impressive cat that has few peers.