Jaguar’s supercar Project 8 gets an outing at Nürburgring

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) announced the most powerful, agile and extreme performance Jaguar: the new XE SV Project 8.

Brian Joss – A prototype version of the 441kW Jaguar sports sedan offering supercar performance has now undertaken its debut test at the gruelling Nürburgring Nordschleife, adorned with an exclusive camouflage created by SVO Design.

The incredible Project 8 prototype may be viewed in action here:

Extreme performance: Jaguar XE SV Project 8. Picture: Jaguar Land Rover/ Motorpress

With the most highly tuned version of Jaguar Land Rover’s five-litre supercharged V8, Project 8 will become the second Collectors’ Edition vehicle from SVO, following the successful launch of Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 in 2014. No more than 300 cars, all hand-assembled at SVO’s Technical Centre in Coventry, will be created for sale worldwide. The XE SV Project 8 will only be available in left-hand drive. None is destined for sale in South Africa.

“The time is right for SVO to produce the most extreme performance road car in the history of Jaguar. The SVO team is possessed by the spirit of performance and committed to creating the most thrilling driving experience imaginable,” said John Edwards, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations. “Our clients worldwide were thrilled by the F-Type Project 7. 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.”

Full specification details for Jaguar XE SV Project 8 will be available on June 28,ahead of its world dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex in the UK, on 30 June.

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