Car News 24 Feb 2016

Meet the Most Powerful Jaguar; Project 7!

Meet the Most Powerful Jaguar; Project 7! 

Jaguar’s Special Operation division has revealed the first pictures of one of the fastest and most powerful Jaguars ever, the Project 7.

Based on an F-Type R convertible, Project 7 is lighter, more powerful, has a much more aggressive chassis set-up and is the first F-Type to produce proper downforce.

Project 7 is rear-drive only and has a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine paired to an 8-speed ‘Quickshift’ automatic gearbox, which has a unique tune for faster response and snappier shifts. The new speedster can reach 0-62mph in 3.8-seconds at a top speed of 186mph.

The Jaguar Project 7 has vastly improved aerodynamic efficiency, the suspension has been revised to provide much greater responsiveness and there is a new front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser. Jaguar claims that all new parts produce 177% more downforce than the standard F-Type convertible.

The hand-built Project 7 features a bespoke body kit with an outlandish fin behind the driver’s seat, which channels air to a mighty rear wing reminiscent of the Le Mans-winning D-type.

Inside, there are new lightweight bucket seats with a carbonfibre structure to reduce mass, bespoke milled aluminium gearshift paddles and treadplates with the Project 7 logo.  

The £135,000 limited-edition Project 7 is restricted to only 250 cars worldwide and has already sold out in the UK. JLR’s SVO Division executive, Harry Metclfe, however, hinted that Projects 8,9, and 10 are underway for anybody ‘unlucky’ enough to not make it into the list of Project 7!   

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