The question of whether or not today’s supercars are better than yesterday’s might not be cut-and-dried, but it’s always fun to watch them go head-to-head on a road course. Case in point? Today’s find is a clip of an XKR-S, Jaguar’s current flagship sports car, dueling with its 1990’s equivalent, the XJ220. The venue: Germany’s Nurburgring.
On some levels, the matchup is a great one: the XJ220 makes 542 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque thanks to a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine. The XKR-S, on the other hand, makes 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet with its supercharged V-8. While the XKR-S gets paddle shifters and anti-lock brakes, it also weighs 840 pounds more than the featherweight XJ220.
Watch as Chris Harris (of Evo Magazine fame) and the XKR-S race the XJ220, former Jaguar Le Mans driver John Nielsen, and then let us know which of Jag’s crazy-fast beauties you prefer in the comments below.