Ford transit jaguar xj220. Dudley 2011 02 07 1427 custom built. The ford transit is a true icon of the roads a versatile workhorse which since its arrival in 1965 has become the backbone of britain. The jaguar xj220 development mule was a ford van.
This is the story of the ford transit that helped jaguar build the xj220 supercar. If you have an old land rover a classic jaguar or perhaps an xj220 supercar the worlds largest dedicated workshop is ready to grant all your wishes. The jaguar xjr 15 is the forgotten jaguar supercar.
Not a valid template in a paddock away from the main hill at the goodwood festival of speed alongside historic supercars and legendary racers sat a white ford transit van with scratched panels and a copy of a dirty british tabloid left on the dashboardat first glance it looked like any other british white van man. Originally the xj220 was to be all wheel drive and a v12 but the actual car was rear wheel drive and a v6 twin turbo. This wonderful film celebrates the enduring appeal of the transit skilfully combining archive footage with modern film to create the definitive story of this legendary van.
A ford transit van with a 640bhp powertrain from a jaguar xj220. Transit body on jaguar xj220 chassis. But what about the xjr 15.
In this case the jaguar xj220 engine and driveline was installed in this lowly ford transit van complete with rack and ladders. Even the xj220 engined ford transit van. Dsl 2011 02 07 1550 was nicely done a plain white van and the only external clue in the programme was lowered suspension and xj220 wheels.
Of course the transit is inseparable from the white van man image and tim sets out to prove once and for all whether the mere sight of one of the familiar fords is enough to make tempers flare. A connection between benetton and tom walkinshaw racing twr eventually saw the xj220 transit end up with twr who at the time and under the jaguarsport name was tasked with developing the xj220 in collaboration with jaguar itself. Most people remember the jaguar xj220.