Special Vehicle Operations division has developed a more restrained
road-oriented version of the extreme XE SV Project 8 featuring a discreet new
rear spoiler, delivering a covert design that belies the 592hp vehicle’s race
track-honed performance capabilities.
new Touring specification is available alongside existing 320 km/h Project 8
derivatives, which currently hold production sedan lap records on three continents
– at circuits including the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Dubai Autodrome and
fixed Touring Spoiler replaces Project 8’s adjustable carbon fibre rear
aerodynamic wing (which generates more than 122kg of down force at 300 km/h in
Track Mode, and is complemented by a fixed front splitter to maintain
this significant aerodynamic revision, the 5.0- l Supercharged V8 Project 8
with Touring Spoiler retains an extraordinary level of on-road performance and
driver engagement for a sports sedan, accelerating from0-100km/h in3.7s and on
to a limited top speed of 300km/h.
Hameedi, Engineering Director, Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations, said:
“Project 8 has received outstanding critical acclaim since its launch,
demonstrating the Special Vehicle Operations team’s ability to create a compact
Jaguar sedan with supercar-rivalling performance. Touring specification extends
the appeal of Project 8 to performance car enthusiasts and collectors who
prefer a more discreet appearance, without compromising its driver-focused
Vehicle Operations will hand-assemble no more than 15 examples of the Touring
specification Project 8 at its Technical Centre in Warwickshire, exclusively in
four-seat configuration. Valencia Orange, Velocity Blue, Corris Grey Satin and
British Racing Green paint finishes are available, while the absence of body
decals – though optional – confirms this as the ultimate Q car.
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