Doing 200mph in a 30-year old Jaguar XJ220: Series 29

Doing 200mph in a 30-year old Jaguar XJ220: Series 29

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The Jaguar XJ220 – so named for its target top speed of 220mph – was capable of reaching 217mph* in period. But after nearly 30 years since the first model rolled off that factory floor, has it still got it? Well Freddie Flintoff’s hell-bent on finding out as he takes the XJ220 to over 200mph (indicated) on a runway.*Nearly, Jag. Nearly. Series 29: Geneva Online Motor Show: First Look: Want to watch a bit of on the internet? Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of official clips you’ll find on YouTube. Whether you’re searching for a caravan challenge, Ken Block in the Hoonicorn, cars versus fighter jets, Stig power laps or the latest Chris Harris Drives, you can find all the iconic films here.Want to share your views with the team?

yes deciding fate hadn’t been tempted enough for one day flintoff now wanted to take a shot at the big one all right how we going fred you okay no i’m just turning around right at the end of the runway i’m trying to give myself so much room and make no mistake hitting 200 miles an hour in a jag that’s 30 years old would be a big ask best of luck andrew thank you very much i’ll see you in a minute he’s off come on he’s building he’s building he’s doing a ton already i’m going i am travis oh he’s missed a gear change that he won’t do 200 now yeah yeah yeah yeah i don’t know how fast i’m trying to keep your hands loose but it’s becoming increasingly difficult online oh please stop please stop please stop oh my word right how quick do you reckon you went i think it’s the fastest i’ve ever been in the car i had a glance down at one point i was 180 and i was going faster i i think you did 195 i don’t think it was 200 though i think 195 i think i think you get straight back in get out there it’s gonna let it cool down oh i’ll tell you what i’ve never seen him like this ever do you know what i tell you how that felt right you know you go out to bat at cricket i don’t know i’m going out and the closer i get to the wicket everything’s coming alive and i love it that was like that times 10. the faster i was going before i was going i was like come on come on come on come on feel every mile of priority i’ll tell you if i trusted you i’d give you a go but i can’t it’s like this is the first time he’s not crashed anything and look at him he’s like all the time he’s still got another run to go i’m oh yeah that’s true yeah i reckon i think if i go again i have a run round i’m going to slingshot it because it’s a bit of a run on yeah yeah i think you’ll do that i can get on the runway so just five miles per hour short of the big 200 flintoff lined up for one more go this time with an even bigger run-up i’m still thinking about this cricket thing he said but i was going out to bat did you feel that no last time you had a bat you did an off-license over here we go coming round coming round here we go 70. as soon as i get straight i’m off am i good to go chris in your own time god speed on good lord look what it just did 70-90 that was a better gear change that was better just got before right on the floor he’s not even in sight he’s doing 140. i’m a little bit older first i’m feeling everything 170 he’s going quick the cars making noise one knife that was close that was so close it must have been did i do it how do you do a social distancing high five no one meal did i do it yes we did it okay give me that one give it that one you

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