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Jaguar pushes envelope of performance with Project 8

Second collector edition from Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO)

Published: May 25, 2017, 10:55 PM
Updated: May 31, 2017, 1:46 AM

Jaguar XE SV Project 8

Jaguar Land Rover will be showing off its latest Collector’s Edition car, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of June.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8

The creation of JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), Project 8 will reportedly offer supercar performance in a luxury 4-door sedan, with a targeted output of 592 hp from Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre V-8. That will make it Jaguar’s most powerful road-legal car ever, though JLR is also hinting at the car’s agility, pointing to its current testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

“The time is right for SVO to produce the most extreme performance road car in the history of Jaguar,” said John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations. “The SVO team is possessed by the spirit of performance and committed to creating the most thrilling driving experience imaginable.”

Very little is known about the all-wheel drive sedan, pending its first public appearance at Goodwood, except that only 300 units will be produced when it goes on sale in 2018, all hand assembled at SVO’s Technical Centre in Coventry.

It follows in the footsteps of the Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 of 2014, which drew rave reviews from the public.

“Our clients worldwide were thrilled by the F-TYPE Project 7,” concluded Edwards. “The new XE SV Project 8 takes aerodynamics and performance engineering to another level – it is conceived for enthusiasts and the most discerning collectors. The price for such an extreme performance sports car available in strictly limited numbers will reflect that.”