Project 8

In 2014 Jaguar gave us "Project 7" based on the F-Type, now without warning they have released some details of "Project 8", based on the Jaguar XE and said to be the most powerful road legal Jaguar ever built.

SVO does it again

When Jaguar announced the side project SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) we here in the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club were excited about the cars they might produce and boy we have not been disappointed. Project 7 is without a doubt the stand out Jaguar to come out these hallowed stables but now they have a new limited edition, Project 8.

What really makes you wonder about this car is the fact it is based on the XE, makes sense when you think about it, the XF and XJ are too big (?) but you know they will be coming at some point. The XE is developed around the company's world leading aluminium chassis and shares many characteristics with the F-Type. 

As yet they have not unleashed a "X-rated" version of this model, so how about starting at the top and making the Project 8 the most powerful road legal Jaguar ever built. Didn't see that coming did you?

The time is right for SVO to produce the most extreme performance road car in the history of Jaguar. The SVO team is possessed by the spirit of performance and committed to creating the most thrilling driving experience imaginable. 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 – it is conceived for enthusiasts and the most discerning collectors. The price for such an extreme performance sports car available in strictly limited numbers will reflect that. JOHN EDWARDS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF JAGUAR LAND ROVER SPECIAL OPERATIONS
  • New Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is next Collector’s Edition sports car designed, engineered and assembled by SVO.
  • Production strictly limited to 300 units worldwide
  • Project 8 will offer supercar performance and dynamics in a sedan
  • 600PS 5.0-litre V8 will make Project 8 the most powerful road legal Jaguar in history
  • Project 8 prototype featuring unique camouflage by SVO Design now on test at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

What else do we know so far?

Not much, Jaguar have given us a nice sounding video and said more to come on 28th June 2017 ahead of the public unveiling at Goodwood Festival of Speed on 30th June. We will let you know as soon as we know more. This is one I am looking forward to seeing and hearing!

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