First showcased at the 2013, Goodwood Festival of Speed, this one of a kind beauty captured everyone’s attention, it later also was showcased at the 2014, Auto Expo held in New Delhi, this year. Now this handcrafted masterpiece is all set to go into production. Yes!! Readers I am talking about the Jaguar F-Type Concept 7, Jag announced that they will build only 250 examples of the F-Type Project 7 and thus it will definitely remain as a collectible piece for many.

Now if you are thinking that the Project 7 is just a toy or showpiece which could only be kept in a fancy place then think again! Because this Jaguar is the most powerful production Jag ever built and it packs a lot punch. Powered by the F-Type’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8, this car reaches 100 km/h mark from standstill in just 3.9 seconds while the top speed is electronically restricted at 300 km/h mark. This F-Type Project 7 will debut at the at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, this year and is one really special car for Jaguar because it is also the 60th anniversary year of the Jaguar D-type racer that inspired the Project 7 design, the F-Type Project 7 was originally built to pay homage to the legendary British auto manufacturer’s seven outright Le Mans victories with that car and that is also the reason why the 7 number has been added to the cars title. This D-Type also has been one special car for Jag and that is the reason why the new Project 7 will be hand built by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team which makes this car very special.

The distinctive roadster type body and a powerful engine under the hood make this one really interesting sportscar and that is more than just a showpiece.

Click past jump to know more details about the 2014 Jaguar F-Type Concept 7

2014 Jaguar F-Type Project 7
  • Year: 2014
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: F-type
  • Transmission: 8-speed Auto
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 575 @ 6500
  • Torque @ RPM: 680 @ 2500
  • Displacement: 5.0 L
  • Top Speed: 186 mph
  • 0-100 time: 3.9 sec.
  • car segment: sports cars
  • body style: convertible

EXTERIOR

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Jaguar engineers have retained the overall design elements of the concept Project 7 even on the production version of the Project 7

F-Type Project 7 features an aero-fairing just behind the driver’s seat which has been inspired from the legendary D-Type

which was showcased previous year. This car overall design has a blend of Jaguar’s racing heritage along with their modern sports car line. According to the Jaguar design team, the new F-Type Project 7 is modern looking; purposeful and has the stance which will definitely will remind you of the legendary D-Type.

Take a look at the Project 7 and it definitely looks like the standard F-Type with few styling differences, the F-Type Project 7 features an aero-fairing just behind the driver’s seat which has been inspired from the legendary D-Type. It also features a new carbon fiber front splitter while the side skirts rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoilers are also made up of carbon fiber. Addition of all these components on the Project 7 has resulted in 177 percent more downforce than the standard F-Type convertible.

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In addition to all these the rear deck, bonnet vents, side vent louvres and mirror caps are also made up of carbon-fibre. The windscreen length too has been reduced by 114 mm than the standard car. Lastly the F-Type Project 7 has been provided with a specially designed Bimini roof which could be clipped to the convertible header rail in case of bad weather conditions while it can also be folded and stored in the boot area when not in use.

The overall dimension of the vehicle has been provided below:

Length (mm) 4519
Width excl (mm) 1923
Height (mm, without roof) 1277
Wheelbase (mm) 2622
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 72
Weight (kg) 1585

INTERIOR

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Take a peek inside the Project 7 cockpit and you will notice that premium quality fit and finish that engulfs the whole cabin.

the sportscar also has been finished with carbon-fibre veneer inserts on the console

The Project 7 gets lightweight race-inspired bucket seats finished in quilted racing-style diamond pattern. To keep the racing spirit alive you can also get you hands on the four-point racing harness which is available as an optional accessory.

The Interior of the sportscar also has been finished with carbon-fibre veneer inserts on the console. The Alcantara steering wheel definitely gives you the rich feeling of seating inside a one of a kind sportscar. Jaguar wants the owners to feel special when they sit inside one of these exclusive beauties and that is also the reason why they have fitted machined aluminium gearshift paddles and bespoke treadplates with the Project 7 logo on top of it which definitely will remind the owner exactly what machine they are driving and how special their car is.

DRIVETRAIN AND PERFORMANCE

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As already mentioned earlier that this F-Type Concept 7 is the most powerful production Jaguar ever built.

0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds

It has a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine which produces an amazing 575 Ps of peak power at 6500 rpm (while the standard V8 on F-Type convertible produces 550 Ps of peak power) and 680 Nm of torque in between 2500-5500 rpm. The engine has been mated to a eight-speed Quickshift transmission which send all those power to the rear wheel of the car. Jaguar engineers has also developed a bespoke transmission calibration for the F-TYPE Project 7 which has a revised shift points and a different characteristics.

This roadster is capable of hitting 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.9 seconds which earns it the title of ‘Jaguars fastest production car’. This was all possible because of the lightweight, all-aluminum body which has reduced the overall weight of the vehicle by 80 Kilograms. The Jaguar F-Type Concept 7 weighs about 1585kg, while the standard F-Type convertible has an overall weight of 1665 Kg.

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The Project 7 also has increased performance which is combined with great handling and aerodynamics and thus will set a new benchmark for the future sportscars. Just like a standard F-Type this roadster also has switchable Active Sports Exhaust system with quad, matt-black ceramic coated, outboard-mounted tailpipes which helps in reducing back pressure and also generates the sweet exhaust note.

The Jaguar Project 7 runs on a 20-inch Storm alloy wheels finished in gloss black and fitted with Pirelli P Zero rubbers, however the owner can also opt for high performance Continental ForceContact tyres. While it uses standard 398mm front and 380mm rear discs allied to six- and four-piston monobloc calipers to bring the car to a halt. It also has revised top mounts and new front/rear anti-roll bars, while both the front and rear spring and damper units are height adjustable. The spring rates and damper internals are specially designed and made only for the Jaguar F-Type Concept 7.

The Engine details has been provided below:

Engine capacity (cc) 5000
Cylinders 8
Valves per cylinder 4
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke (mm) 92.5/93.0
Transmission 8-speed ’Quickshift’
PERFORMANCE
0-60mph (sec) 3.8
0-100km/h (sec) 3.9
Top speed (km/h) 300, electronically limited
Power (PS@rpm) 575@6500
Power (kW@rpm) 423@6500
Torque (lb ft@rpm) 502@2500-5500
Torque (Nm@rpm) 680@2500-5500
Wheels 20-inch ’Storm’ alloy,in gloss black
Tyres - size 255/35/20 (front) 295/30/20 (rear)
Tyres - make Standard: Pirelli P Zero
Optional: Continental ForceContact

PRICING

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The priceless beauty will debut this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and will go on sale perhaps by the next year but the deliveries to their respective owners will only begin by mid 2015.

CONCLUSION

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This is definitely one special car for Jaguar which reflects on the success and tells a story about Jaguar’s glory and win at Le Mans. It definitely has everything a sportcar needs and also carries the tag of being the ‘Most Powerful Production Jaguar ever built’.

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    Press Release

    Jaguar to Build F-TYPE Project 7: The Fastest and Most Powerful Production Jaguar

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    - Jaguar confirms it will build F-TYPE Project 7
    - * F-TYPE Project 7 will debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed - in the 60th anniversary year of the Jaguar D-type racer that inspired its design
    - * F-TYPE Project 7 will be the most performance-focused derivative of the acclaimed - - F-TYPE range and will be Jaguar’s fastest and most powerful production model to date
    - * Jaguar will produce the F-TYPE Project 7 in an exclusive run of up to 250 units, hand-built by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team
    - * A fully road-legal two-seater roadster, the new car stays true to the design ethos of the Project 7 concept unveiled in 2013 - which paid homage to Jaguar’s seven Le Mans wins - including the distinctive D-type-inspired fairing
    - * With 575PS and 680Nm from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine,
    - * F-TYPE Project 7 will reach 60mph in 3.8-sec (0-100 km/h in 3.9-sec)
    - * Bespoke carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids and a unique suspension tune mean
    - * F-TYPE Project 7 delivers a truly focused driving experience
    - * CCM brakes, Torque Vectoring by Braking and race-inspired seats are all standard features
    - * F-TYPE Project 7 features a stowable roof and 196-litre luggage space
    - * First customer deliveries will begin from mid-2015

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    "Special Operations exists to develop a suite of products and services that enable
    our most discerning and enthusiastic customers to indulge their passion for our cars.
    F-TYPE Project 7 is a perfect example of one such product. It’s the most powerful production Jaguar ever built, and pays homage to Jaguar’s seven outright Le Mans victories with distinctive design cues inspired by the Jaguar D-type which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year."

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    F-TYPE Project 7, the latest model in Jaguar’s acclaimed F-TYPE sports car range, is set to make its debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed on 26June.
    F-TYPE Project 7 is the first Jaguar performance vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team, and will be produced in an exclusive, limited-edition run of up to 250 units. Its distinctive roadster body, introduced in concept form last summer, pays tribute to one of the most famous and iconic racing Jaguars: the three-time Le Mans winning D-type, which in 2014 is celebrating its 60th anniversary year. F-TYPE Project 7’s name pays homage to Jaguar’s seven outright Le Mans wins.
    The 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 is not only the most focused derivative of the award-winning F-TYPE range, but is also the fastest and most powerful production Jaguar ever built.
    F-TYPE Project 7’s power comes from Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, now in 575PS/680Nm form, enabling the all-aluminium-bodied car - which weighs 1585kg - to achieve acceleration from 0-60mph in 3.8-seconds (0-100km/h in 3.9-seconds) and an electronically-limited top speed of 186mph (300km/h). F-TYPE Project 7 is fully road-legal, with a removable roof and 196-litre stowage space.
    Power is sent to the rear wheels through Jaguar’s eight-speed Quickshift transmission and second generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD). Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes, available as an option on the F-TYPE R Coupé, are fitted as standard on F-TYPE Project 7, offering powerful, consistent, fade-free braking. Another standard feature is Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB) which, working in conjunction with the EAD, enables extremely precise handling. Bespoke carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids and a unique suspension set-up enable F-TYPE Project 7 to deliver a truly engaging driving experience.
    While F-TYPE Project 7 features performance-focused engineering by Special Vehicle Operations - the engineering and vehicle division of Special Operations - its design has been kept true to the head-turning lines of the original Project 7 concept, which was unveiled last summer.
    Key design elements include the D-type-inspired fairing behind the driver’s head, shorter windshield, new front bumper, and downforce-increasing aerodynamic modifications - including a carbon-fibre front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoiler. However, the single-seater concept has been transformed into a two-seater, with rollover hoops for both driver and passenger now integrated into the design.

    2014 JAGUAR F-TYPE PROJECT 7: IN DETAIL

    Engineering

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    The 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 is a product of pure passion, and the pinnacle of Jaguar’s performance sports car range. The most focused derivative of the highly acclaimed F-TYPE range, it is the fastest and most powerful production Jaguar ever made.
    The Special Vehicle Operations-engineered F-TYPE Project 7 is powered by Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, as seen in the F-TYPE R Coupé, but in an even further enhanced form: it produces 575PS (an increase of 25PS over the F-TYPE R Coupé) and 680Nm of torque. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through Jaguar’s eight-speed Quickshift transmission and second-generation Electronic Active Differential. Special Vehicle Operations engineers have developed a bespoke transmission calibration for the F-TYPE Project 7, with revised shift points and characteristics.
    This enables the lightweight, all-aluminium bodied roadster - which, at 1585kg, weighs 80kg less than the F-TYPE V8 S Convertible - to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds), with an electronically-limited top speed of 186mph. The increased performance, combined with the handling and aerodynamic enhancements, make F-TYPE Project 7 the new benchmark in high-performance Jaguars.
    F-TYPE Project 7 features a switchable Active Sports Exhaust system with quad, matt-black ceramic coated, outboard-mounted tailpipes. The system uses electronically-controlled bypass valves in the rear section of the exhaust which are mapped to open according to a range of parameters, effectively altering the exhaust gas routing into a free-flowing straight-through arrangement to both reduce back pressure and enhance sound quality.
    F-TYPE Project 7 rides on 20-inch Storm alloy wheels in gloss black, which customers can opt to have fitted with high-performance Continental ForceContact tyres. Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes - with 398mm front and 380mm rear discs allied to six- and four-piston monobloc calipers respectively - are fitted as standard.
    Made from a matrix of carbon-fibre and ceramic, which is extremely hard and highly resistant to wear, the CCM system offers consistent performance and excellent fade resistance even during sustained extreme driving conditions. Jaguar’s CCM brakes feature a pre-fill system function that applies a low brake pressure to all four calipers when the throttle is released - and before the brake pedal is pressed again - to ensure consistent brake pedal feel.
    F-TYPE Project 7 benefits from bespoke, Special Vehicle Operations-engineered front suspension knuckles which give increased negative camber, revised top mounts and new front/rear anti-roll bars. The front and rear spring and damper units are height adjustable, and both spring rates and damper internals have been tailored specifically to F-TYPE Project 7.
    Jaguar’s Adaptive Dynamics system actively controls vertical body movement, roll and pitch rates by continuously monitoring driver inputs and the attitude of the car on the road, adjusting damper rates accordingly up to 500 times a second to optimise stability. The Adaptive Dynamics controlling software has been precisely re-calibrated to suit F-TYPE Project 7, the Dynamic Stability Control system also having a unique state of tune.
    Engaging Dynamic Mode delivers enhanced body control through firmer damping rates, increased steering weighting, faster gear changes and sharper throttle response. Dynamic Mode is configurable as standard via the central 8-inch touchscreen, allowing the driver to select and save settings according to their preference.
    Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB), which intelligently and rapidly applies precise amounts of braking force to individual wheels to accurately sharpen the car’s line through a corner, is standard. TVbB works in conjunction with the Electronic Active Differential (which can go from open to full locking torque in 200 milliseconds) and the car’s Dynamic Stability Control system to optimise traction, cornering ability and, most importantly, to maximise steering feel and agility.

    "Above all - F-TYPE Project 7 is fast… It uses all the key technologies we’ve proven on F-TYPE R Coupe to deliver absolute immediacy of response to all driver inputs, yet its focused nature has given us the opportunity to go further still. The result is a driving experience that’s pure and involving in every sense."

    Mike Cross, Chief Engineer - Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar

    Design

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    The Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 retains the distinctive, minimalist design of the original 2013 concept. That design study was penned as a spare-time experiment that blended Jaguar’s rich racing heritage with its then-new, groundbreaking sports car line, the F-TYPE. Under Jaguar Director of Design, Ian Callum, the sketch - of a single-seater sports car with a swooping profile, muscular stance and cut-down windscreen - went from paper to digital model to the Goodwood hillclimb in the space of just a few months, and has now become a production car.
    "F-TYPE Project 7 is the perfect example of how, as a design team, we can move quickly with our engineering colleagues to go from concept vehicle to production reality - we’ve pushed the boundaries of what’s possible without losing any purity of form.
    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."

    Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar

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    F-TYPE Project 7’s key ’heartlines’ remain those of the World Car Design Award-winning F-TYPE sports car. They effortlessly blend with the D-type-inspired rear fairing section that incorporates a rollover hoop and swoops rearwards and down from behind the driver’s head. Being a two-seater, F-TYPE Project 7 features a second rollover hoop, behind the passenger seat.
    Extensive aerodynamic modifications on F-TYPE Project 7 include an all-new front splitter which utilises an upper section in carbon-fibre. Additionally, the side skirts, rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoiler are all made of carbon-fibre. These components together mean F-TYPE Project 7 generates 177% more downforce than F-TYPE Convertible at its top speed of 186mph.
    The rear deck, bonnet vents, side vent louvres and mirror caps are also all made of carbon-fibre. The windscreen length is reduced by 114mm, reducing overall height by 30.5mm, with new side windows to match the profile. A Bimini roof has been specially designed for F-TYPE Project 7. It clips on to the convertible header rail, and can be conveniently folded and, when not in use, stowed in the boot area - which offers 196-litres of load space.
    The driver and passenger of F-TYPE Project 7 sit in lightweight race-inspired bucket seats, which are finished in a quilted racing-style diamond pattern. Four-point racing harnesses are available as an accessory. The interior features carbon-fibre veneer inserts on the console, an Alcantara steering wheel (with leather option), machined aluminium gearshift paddles and bespoke treadplates with the Project 7 logo.
    Enhancing its unique appeal, the 2014 F-TYPE Project 7 will be hand-built to exacting standards by Special Operations, and offered in an exclusive, limited-edition production run of up to 250 units globally. Each car will sport a specially numbered plaque, located between the two seats, signed by Ian Callum.
    F-TYPE Project 7, whose name acknowledges Jaguar’s seven historic Le Mans race wins, will be offered in five metallic colours: Ultra Blue, Caldera Red, , British Racing Green (all with white decal options), Ultimate Black and Glacier White (both with grey decal options).

    2014 JAGUAR F-TYPE PROJECT 7: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION*

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    *All figures are manufacturer’s estimates and subject to final confirmation ahead of production

    ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

    Engine capacity (cc) 5000
    Cylinders 8
    Valves per cylinder 4
    Compression ratio 9.5:1
    Bore/stroke (mm) 92.5/93.0
    Bore/stroke (inches) 3.64/3.66
    Transmission 8-speed ’Quickshift’
    PERFORMANCE
    0-60mph (sec) 3.8
    0-100km/h (sec) 3.9
    Top speed (mph) 186, electronically limited
    Top speed (km/h) 300, electronically limited
    Power (PS@rpm) 575@6500
    Power (kW@rpm) 423@6500
    Torque (lb ft@rpm) 502@2500-5500
    Torque (Nm@rpm) 680@2500-5500
    Wheels 20-inch ’Storm’ alloy,in gloss black
    Tyres - size 255/35/20 (front) 295/30/20 (rear)
    Tyres - make Standard: Pirelli P Zero
    Optional: Continental ForceContact
    DIMENSIONS
    Length (mm) 4519
    Length (in) 178
    Width excl (mm) 1923
    Width excl (in) 75.7
    Height (mm, without roof) 1277
    Height (in, without roof) 50.3
    Wheelbase (mm) 2622
    Wheelbase (in) 103.2
    Fuel tank capacity (litres) 72
    Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 15.8
    Weight (kg) 1585
    Weight (lbs) 3495
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