About a month ago Jaguar teased images & info on the Project 8 in full camo. Well now it’s here, ready to be seen by all, and my god it looks amazing. With a top speed of 200 mph & a 0-60 of only 3.3 seconds, the Project 8 is the fastest accelerating road going Jaguar ever. Under the hood is a 5.0L V8 Supercharged Engine cranking out 592 hp. Torque numbers have not yet been released. Connected to the engine is an 8 speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Also, for the first time in an XE, you can change gear with the central Pistolshift lever if you like.
Sure the car is a monster when it comes to power, but it’s also refined & loaded with features to help you obtain the driving experience you desire. The Project 8 will have a manually adjustable ride height, aerodynamics & Intelligent Driveline Dynamics settings. It uses a double wishbone suspension, carbon ceramic breaks & even electric active differential with oil cooler. If you’re feeling like waking up the neighbors the active exhaust will certainty be glad to oblige. Also, the Project 8 is the first Jaguar to have a dedicated track mode
Keeping lean & fit is what the XE SV Project 8 is all about. It has aluminum body panels, a carbon fiber bumper (rear and front), a carbon fiber hood, & a bunch of other weight saving ingredients. In fact, the Project 8 is the lightest V8 Sedan jaguar has ever built. The XE SV Project 8 comes with 4 seats, but there is also an optional Track Pack version with 2 race spec seats & Harness Retention Hoop (not available in the USA & Canada).
The Project 8 will make its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of speed in the UK on June 30th. It’s only the second limited production car created by SVO, the first was the Project 7. Only 300 examples of the XE SV Project 8 Will be created at a cost of $192,184 each. Check out the pictures & the youtube video below for more.