JAGUAR’S NEWEST CHAMPION: PROJECT 8
Jaguar Dallas is proud to announce the “most powerful, agile, and extreme performance Jaguar road car ever”, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8!
The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is the second collector’s edition put out by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). The first being the F-TYPE Project 7 in 2014. Project 8 is a four-door sedan, with outstanding performance, and is hand-built. The exclusive Project 8 will be put together in Coventry at the SVO’s Technical Center. Only 300 Project 8s will be built.
“SVO’s raison d’être is to produce halo vehicles that push the boundaries in terms of luxury, performance, and all-terrain capability,” John Edwards, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations Managing Director, said. “Project 8 is a great example of what happens when enthusiastic designers, engineers, and manufacturing specialists are given the opportunity to create an extreme performance sports car without compromise. Project 8 will be assembled by hand in the new SVO Technical Center, and we’re confident that our enthusiastic and demanding clients will love driving Project 8 as must we do!”
To ensure maximum performance, a few changes have been made to the Jaguar XE’s lightweight aluminum body panels. These include rear Diffuser, front and rear Carbon Fiber Bumper, Carbon Fiber Bonnet, adjustable Front Splitter, adjustable rear Aerodynamic Wing, and more. These changes ensure Project 8 is the lightest V8 sedan in the Jaguar family.
“Project 8 is a performance-driven car,” Ian Callum, Jaguar Design Director, said. “As such, all of the enhancements we’ve made to the XE sports saloon – already a benchmark for dynamics – are established through physics as well as aesthetics. The result is clearly a powerful looking and very fast motor car. The aerodynamic elements are hugely significant beyond 150 mph, even more so beyond 180 mph. This is one of the most extreme vehicles we have ever created, but still very much a Jaguar.”
The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 made its debut on Friday, June 30, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, United Kingdom.