Jaguar’s iconic XJ220 is the latest classic car to receive record-breaking treatment at the Silverstone Classic. Twenty-five years since the dramatically styled, mid-engined, two-seater supercar was first introduced, it quickly became not only Jaguar’s fastestever production car — an accolade it still holds to this day — but also the fastest production car in the world, clocking in at 212.3mph (341.6kph). Just 271 were produced between 1992 and 1994, in conjunction with Jaguar’s competition partner TWR, each originally priced at £470K. Although initially conceived to feature a V12 engine plus four-wheel drive, the showroom XJ220 model arrived with a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 developing 404kw, delivered to the rear transaxle via a fivespeed manual gearbox in order to meet emissions legislation while maintaining performance targets. Such is their rarity that, until this summer’s planned gathering at the Silverstone Classic, which will take place July 28–30, more than a handful have never been seen together. Working closely with renowned XJ220 specialist DLR, the organizers aim to bring together more than 50 examples: “We are inviting all XJ220 owners from right round the world to join us for what will be a really special celebration of an often overlooked supercar,” Law said. “We will be bringing along some special models including the Martini car and the MIRA crash-test car, and we are also hoping to have one of the factory Le Mans cars here.” Tickets and full event details can be found at silverstoneclassic.com.