20 Cars that Marked the 1990s

10. Jaguar XJ220


Although the Jaguar XJ220 was on sale for two years only, this supercar needs to be mentioned as the car produced by Jaguar and Tom Walkinshaw Racing that was in the field of race engineering. What was cool about this vehicle was that only 275 models left the factory. It was super fast for its time, with the top speed being 212.3 mph while the engine generated 542 bhp and 475 lb-ft of torque.

Interestingly enough the concept that Jaguar employees built “for fun” served as an inspiration for the XJ220. The goal of the two companies was to create a modern version of the Jaguars from the 24 Hours of Le Mans races in the 1950s and the 1960s, but some significant changes had to be made between the concept and the production version to make the car road legal. One of the major modifications included the switch of the concept’s V12 with a turbocharged V6. The price of the car was ridiculously high – £470,000.