Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has revealed the most powerful, agile and extreme performance Jaguar road car ever produced – the 200 mph, 592 hp Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sedan.
Following the successful F-Type Project 7 of 2014, the XE SV Project 8, the second Collector’s Edition by SVO, is a hand-built four-door sedan with supercar performance – designed to thrill driving enthusiasts, with an extraordinary combination of explosive power, dynamic agility and all-wheel-drive traction.
No more than 300 examples will be created for global sale, each to be assembled at the SVO Technical Centre in Coventry, England.
The Project 8 exclusively features the most powerful version of the Jaguar Land Rover 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 gasoline powertrain.
The 592 hp power unit, which has a Titanium Variable Active Exhaust, is complemented by a standard All Wheel Drive (AWD) system and motorsport-derived aerodynamics to deliver a 200 mph top speed and 0-100 km/h in 3.3sec, making Project 8 the fastest accelerating Jaguar yet.
Fundamental to the performance of the most track-focused car SVO has ever produced, Project 8 features a number of purposeful modifications to the lightweight aluminum body panels of the award-winning Jaguar XE sports sedan.
To ensure optimum performance on road or track, the Project 8 furthers the effectiveness of the double-wishbone front and Integral Link rear suspension in the standard XE with stiffer springs and manually adjustable Continuously Variable Shock Absorbers.
The Project 8 also debuts a new Carbon Ceramic Braking system, which uses a Formula 1-style silicon nitride ceramic wheel bearings, and incorporates a rear Electronic Active Differential (EAD) with oil cooler.
Globally, the Project 8 will be available in two- and four-seat specification.
In North America the vehicle is available exclusively as a four-seat model featuring the brand’s latest front Performance seats with magnesium frames, plus a more heavily contoured rear seat cushion to maximize support.