Labeled the most extreme Jaguar ever, the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 was just confirmed by the luxury British car company. This new sport sedan follow-up to 2014’s F-Type Project 7 is set to blow all competition out of the water once it arrives. We’ll have to see it to believe it, but in the small sport sedan segment it seems like anything is possible these days. It was’t that long ago that we thought 503 horsepower in the Mercedes-AMG C63 S was an impossible feat, so why not a 600-horsepower Jaguar?
Jaguar shared some teaser images of their new model, and from what we can tell from these shots, the Project 8 appears to have a much wider track than in the regular XE, this is especially true when it comes to the rear. We also spotted a vented hood, front splitter, some quad-exhaust tips, as well as a giant rear wing. The vehicle will be produced by SVO skunk works, who are said to be assembling a great deal of the Project 8 by hand.
The head of SVO, John Edwards had this to say about their upcoming project: “The time is right for SVO to produce the most extreme performance road car in the history of Jaguar,” he continued: “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.”
Jaguar F-Type Project 7
Engine and Powertrain
The 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is destined to become the most powerful Jaguar road car ever built. To help insure that, Jaguar is bringing in their trusted 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine that is capable of delivering up to 600 horsepower. It comes mated to a standard all-wheel-drive system. The 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is soon set to undergo high-speed testing at the Nürburgring, when Jaguar should release some more details about their new model.
2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Release Date and Price
Jaguar announced that the new 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 will debut at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed that starts next month. Unfortunately, Jaguar said they will only produce 300 units of the Project 8, to be sold world-wide. But, it is also very likely that this model will ultimately lead to a regular-production XE SVR, just like the F-Type Project 7 led to the F-Type SVR. There is no word on the starting pricing info as of yet, but we are expecting a starting price of about $70.000.
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