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ADV.1 Wheels Jaguar XJ220 is one epic build

ADV.1 Wheels is embarking on a very unique performance build, including developing a custom wheel and tyre package for this exquisite Jaguar XJ220 supercar.

The company says coming up with the wheel package is a very hard task in itself, recently saying, “Mental note…Not easy to engineer wheels for a car that no ones ever done in a different country. But it’s what we do!”

The owner has also requested a full custom paint job, with a heap of aftermarket mechanical upgrades thrown in for good measure.

The project is only in its early stages, with these teaser images showing the big Jag in a striking brown/bronze metallic. The ADV.1 Wheels alloy multi-spoke design appears to be selected too, suiting the XJ220 quite well.

In standard form the Jaguar XJ220 features a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 mid-mounted engine producing 404kW and 645Nm, with power sent to the rear wheels. The XJ220 was one of the fastest production cars in the world, offering a top speed of 349.4km/h (217.1mph) – with the catalytic convertors removed.

There hasn’t been any mention on the extent of the tuning, but even with some new turbochargers and a bit more boost, one could expect substantial horsepower increases.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the build progress on this one. The XJ220 is an awesome old-school supercar, representing the extreme corner of the turbo era.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.