Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) have released the most powerful, agile and extreme performance Jaguar road car ever. With a top speed of 200 mph and peak power output of 600 ps, the new Project 8 is the second collector's edition built by SVO following the success of the F-Type Project 7 in 2014. Visual changes consist of a new perforated front bumper design with front splitter, large rear wing, internal roll cage, big wheels and brakes and a re-designed rear end with added vents and rear diffuser.
At the heart of the new Project 8 is the most highly tuned version of Jaguars supercharged V8 engine running with a titanium variable active exhaust, and complimented with Jaguar's all-wheel drive system and motorsport-derived aerodynamics. With a 0-60 mph launch of just 3.3 seconds, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is the fastest accelerating Jaguar road car ever. Liberal use of carbon fibre with the vented hood, adjustable front splitter & rear wing help reduce the overall weight of the car. The body work features flared fenders housing 20-inch forged aluminium alloy wheels, with new carbon ceramic brakes. The suspension has been tuned with stiffer springs and manually adjustable continuously variable dampers, resulting in a 15mm lower ride height and greater tuning ability for the track.
Mark Stanton, SVO Director, said:"We have really been able to unleash the potential of our engineering and design teams in specifying Project 8. We are at the beginning of a very challenging and exciting development programme which will see us focus on ensuring Project 8 delivers track performance on a level previously not targeted by Jaguar. The SVO team is full of performance car enthusiasts that are now briefed to deliver motorsport science and soul in what is effectively a four-door supercar."