Journal: These Jaguar XJ220s Were Not Driven Tastefully

These Jaguar XJ220s Were Not Driven Tastefully

By Michael Banovsky
January 6, 2016
5 comments

Photo Courtesy of  Jaguar Land Rover

As improbable as it may sound, over five racing rounds in 1993, Jaguar supported a made-for-ESPN racing series called Fast Masters, complete with older racing drivers in identical XJ220s who battled on a small road course formed at the 5/8-mile Indianapolis Raceway Park banked oval—not at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

There was even a mascot, “Jasper the Fast Master”. Qualifying laps were accompanied by snazzy graphics, and the whole thing was set up as a multi-heat showdown.

Now, thanks to the wonders of YouTube, you can look back on Fast Masters and consider: just where are these cars? Turns out, they were likely returned to the UK and upgraded to XJ220 “S” specification. 

I guess that means we can watch these often cringe-worthy clips, safe in the knowledge the cars were later upgraded and made whole again.

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STAR of oRION
STAR of oRION
6 years ago

Remember watching this thinking unbeleivable. Supercars in a bullring bashing it out! Epic!

Dark Light
Dark Light
6 years ago

If I remember right Top Fuel racer Eddie Hill won the series,

Brian Snow
Brian Snow
6 years ago

I highly recommend picking one up.

Brian Snow
Brian Snow
6 years ago
Reply to  Brian Snow

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Logan Abner
Logan Abner
6 years ago

I completely support this!!! One of my favorite all time supercars.