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Old 04-06-2017, 01:11 PM
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Fast Masters was an XJ220 racing series that featured a bunch of motorsports legends battling it out on the track. I just wrote a post about it for the HP, and you can check out a video of the first race below.

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I remember it well......
Just imagine if today you took a basic stock car and drove it?
Nascar,F1 , Indy, all the series are dead.....
A standard seat belt in those cars!
We are so lawyer poisoned today, JAGUAR SPONSORED THE RACE and CREATED IT, with no other safety features for 60+ year old guys.
Great times.
It all ended going into the 2000's, racing has collapsed since then.
Great video!
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Agreed. I love watching Le Mans and the Tudor series. But most other racing leaves me cold.
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Ford sponsored the race , so as to reduce the numbers of left over XJ220s , and make them more value,in the future!

as most know in that era, a clanky sounding V6 turbo was the engine,, most ALL potential buyers thought they would be V12s!
(a little known info was that ROVER engine had its roots in the 1951 Buick Aluminum V8, UK/Rover bought the manufacturing rights from GM/Buick.)

so serious number disgruntaled people were upset , but lawyers fudged everthing up.
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Ford sponsored the race , so as to reduce the numbers of left over XJ220s , and make them more value,in the future!

as most know in that era, a clanky sounding V6 turbo was the engine,, most ALL potential buyers thought they would be V12s!
(a little known info was that ROVER engine had its roots in the 1951 Buick Aluminum V8, UK/Rover bought the manufacturing rights from GM/Buick.)

so serious number disgruntaled people were upset , but lawyers fudged everthing up.

The XJ220 used a modified version of the Austin/Rover V64V V6 engine....which has no relationship to the Buick/Rover 215 V8. The V64V engine was developed specifically for use in the MG Metro 6R4 rally car.

The confusion lies, I think, in the development in the MG Metro 6R4 rally car itself. Before the V64V engine was developed a modified Buick/Rover V8 (reduced to a 2.5 litre V6) was used.

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The XJ220 used a modified version of the Austin/Rover V64V V6 engine....which has no relationship to the Buick/Rover 215 V8. The V64V engine was developed specifically for use in the MG Metro 6R4 rally car.

The confusion lies, I think, in the development in the MG Metro 6R4 rally car itself. Before the V64V engine was developed a modified Buick/Rover V8 (reduced to a 2.5 litre V6) was used.

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that makes sense, but if not for GM/Buick/ Rover, the engine may NOT have been completly different! close to 40years of redevelopment helps!

like saying a 1955 Chevy V8 is completely different from a Chevy 400 engine, almost nothing is the same but many design features are !

physical block sizes, bore centers, cylinder bank angles, rover.

and OHC vs pushrod, they did milk the old Buick till there was nothing resembling its original design.

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and OHC vs pushrod, they did milk the old Buick till there was nothing resembling its original design.
We're getting into a "Grandfather's Axe" type of thing . How many changes must something go through before we begin calling it "different"? Even the V64V was re-worked a fair bit for use in the XJ220.

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Cool Video and racing series. I never saw it before now? I remember the "IROC" international Race of Champions. What seems strange to me, I believe the XJ220 wasn't even legal in the US? but they had the racing series here??? Go Figure.

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Bill Gates took care of making them legal as show and go vehicles at the time.
It was a fun time as Ford saved Jaguar and Aston Martin from doom.
Gave them technology and CASH , Ford should have kept Land Rover /Jag , they are a GOLD MINE now.
Land Rover is a pure gold mine. And the windows work now, haaaaaa
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