• Jaguar Unleashes XE SV Project 8 The Brands Most Powerful Road Legal Model Ever

    Jaguar Unleashes XE SV Project 8 The Brand Most Powerful Road Legal Model Ever

Watch the car in action in the video as it takes on the unforgiving Nürburgring Nordschleife

Remember Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle operation division which built some wild cars like the Range Rover Sport SVR and F-Type Project 7. The same team is back once again with yet another model, this time the SVR team has worked their magic on a standard variant of the Jaguars XE entry-level sedan. Jaguar calls the project the new XE SV Project 8. This prototype packs a lot of punch from its 5.0 Litre V8 unit.

Jaguar announced officially that this upcoming sedan would generate about 600 Ps of peak power which will make it the most powerful road legal Jaguar in History. The overall production of this special model will be limited to just 300 units worldwide. The prototype is currently undergoing testing on the harsh and unforgiving Nürburgring Nordschleife.

The car has been wrapped in heavy camouflage as you can already notice in these images. Regarding overall styling the prototype has received a redesigned bumper towards the front with bigger air intakes and a spoiler towards the front, the side profile remains unchanged however you will find a new set of wheels with race performance rubbers wrapped on it. Towards the rear what you will notice is a newly added fixed spoiler which will aid the car aerodynamics. Towards the rear profile, you also see quad exhaust outlet which helps in highlighting the sporty character of the car along with the bigger engine that is placed inside the hood. The car will also SVR badges on the front grille as well as towards the rear boot lid.

Jaguar Unleashes XE SV Project 8 The Brands Most Powerful Road Legal Model Ever Exterior
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Jaguar Unleashes XE SV Project 8 The Brands Most Powerful Road Legal Model Ever Exterior
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Jaguar Unleashes XE SV Project 8 The Brands Most Powerful Road Legal Model Ever Exterior
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The interior of the XE SV Project 8 has not been revealed in these images, but you can expect some serious weight reduction to keep the sporty overall theme of the car intact. One can look forward bucket seats wrapped in leather along with SVR badges all over the cabin.

Now Jaguar said that the XE would be powered by the same supercharged 5.0-litre V8 unit which powers the F-Type Project 7 but the overall power output has been pushed a little higher in this sedan. The XE SV Project 8 will most probably be paired to a retuned eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox which will send power directly to the four wheels of the car. Although Jaguar has not revealed its performance figures yet but keeping the lightweight platform of the XE in mind this powerful engine might help the XE to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in less than 3.5 seconds which also means that this could be fastest road legal production car from Jaguar.

We will definitely update you with more details for the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 when it is revealed on 28 June 2017 ahead of its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex in the UK on 30 June.

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