Jaguar Delivers Its Fastest Production Vehicle With the XE SV Project 8

jaguar XE SV Project 8

Jaguar is doing another run of its extremely limited production SVO cars. We haven’t seen a new one since the decked-out Project 7 F-Type arrived in 2014, adorned with its conspicuous spoiler and upgraded internals. The British automaker is now doing the same for the XE SV Project 8, resulting in the most powerful sedan in its long history.

In addition to some extremely loud bodywork, Project 8 is equipped with a 592 horsepower, 5.0-liter supercharged V8, connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission delivering power to all four of its wheels. Jaguar claims it can hit 60 mph in a scant 3.3 seconds and possesses a top speed of 200 mph, which also makes it the quickest accelerating model Jag has ever produced. It’s one hell of a refresh for the subdued XE. 

jaguar XE SV Project 8

Project 8 keeps much the suspension of the original sedan, adding updated springs and adjustable dampers. Brakes are carbon ceramic with silicon nitride ceramic wheel bearings, which the automaker states is another first for itself and the industry as a whole.

It will be available to order as either a “normal” sedan or two-seat track bandit with roll-cage and harnesses at the ready. In typical SVO fashion, Jaguar is only producing 300 examples for the entirety of the globe. Pricing for North America has yet to be announced but the U.K. base of £149,995 would place it around $192,000.

Jaguar will have the track packaged car showing off at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday, June 30th. However, if you’re not in the neighborhood, there was also a video released of the track-day XE hustling up Shelsley Walsh.

 

[Image: Jaguar Land Rover]