“I might never have scored a double hundred as a batsman, but I got to do 200 miles per hour in a Jaguar XJ220 at Elvington airfield in Yorkshire.”
“I remember when that car came out when I was about 12 and I’d never seen anything that looked like that and cost that much money — now here I was driving it!”
Freddie continued to tell Radio Times: “I’ve done 180, 190 miles per hour in new cars and it feels so fast — but in that thing it felt ridiculous.
“It’s rattling away, and you feel every bump. I loved it!” regardless of the car sounding like it was going to fall apart.