Monday, July 3, 2017

Jaguar Project 8

Jaguar has pulled the wraps off the most powerful road car in its history, the XE SV Project 8. The limited-run model made its debut at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and is priced from £149,995.

300 examples of the Project 8 will be built. An eight-speed automatic gearbox, all-wheel drive and 5.0-litre supercharged V8 powertrain provides the motivation. Power is a whooping 592bhp. Jaguar claims a 0-60mph time of 3.3 seconds and 200mph top speed.
The Project 8 gets modified aluminium body panels, a carbon fibre bumper and hood, as well as unique 20-inch alloy wheels.
A quad-exit titanium exhaust is standard. Variable dampers allow the XE to sit 15mm lower on track, while a set of carbon ceramic brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are also standard.
There’s also an electronic active differential. A 'Track Pack' is available, which ditches the rear seats and adds magnesium-framed buckets with a four-point harness.