Jaguar has announced that their fastest and most powerful production car yet is on its way.
The new F-TYPE Project 7 will make its debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 26 th June, in the 60thanniversary year of the Jaguar D-Type racer that inspired its design.
F-TYPE Project 7 is the first Jaguar performance vehicle by Jaguar Land Rover's Special Operations team, which develops products and services for its most discerning and enthusiastic customers, enabling them to indulge their passion for Jaguar Land Rover cars.
The 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 is powered by Jaguar's 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine with 575PS. This will allow the lightweight, aluminium-bodied car to accelerate to 60mph in an amazing 3.8 seconds, with an electronically-limited top speed of 186mph!
Special Vehicle Operations has enhanced the Jaguar engine to be even more powerful than the F-TYPE R Coupe. F-TYPE Project 7 will be fitted with Jaguar's eight-speed Quickshift transmission and second generation Electronic Active Differential (EA), and Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes for powerful, consistent, fade-free braking. Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB) will also be fitted as standard, which works in conjunction with the EAD for extremely precise handling.
All in all, this promises a truly engaging driving experience unlike any other!
The inspiration from the three-times winning D-type can be seen in its distinctive roadster body. It's also true to the head-turning and minimalist lines of the original Project 7 concept unveiled last summer.
Ian Callum, Jaguar's Director of Design, said, “modern, purposeful and with a stance that screams intent, F-TYPE Project 7 is the perfect contemporary embodiment of the D-type that inspired it."
This two-seater is fully road-legal, and practical too, with a 196-litre storage space and removable roof.
To enhance its unique appeal, it will be a hand-built limited edition run of just 250 units. Each car will have a specially numbered plaque located between the two seats, signed by Ian Callum.
The first customer deliveries of F-TYPE Project 7 will begin from mid-2015.