Jaguar F-Type Project 7 now on sale in the GCC
The Jaguar F-Type Project 7 made its debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed on 26 June as a concept car, but it has now become the first Jaguar performance vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team, produced in a limited-edition run of “up to” 250 units. It apparently pays tribute to the three-time Le Mans-winning D-type, which in 2014 celebrated its 60th anniversary year. The Project 7’s name pays homage to Jaguar’s seven outright Le Mans wins. The car is now on sale in the GCC.
The Jaguar F-Type Project 7 is the fastest and most powerful production Jaguar ever built. Power comes from Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, mildly upgraded to 567 hp and 680 Nm, enabling the all-aluminium-bodied 1585 kg car to do the 0-100 kph run in 3.9 seconds, with an electronically-limited top speed of 300 kph. F-TYPE Project 7 is fully road-legal, with an awkward removable roof and 196-litre stowage space.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through Jaguar’s 8-speed automatic transmission and Electronic Active Differential. Carbon ceramic brakes, available as an option on the F-TYPE R Coupé, are fitted as standard on F-TYPE Project 7. Another standard feature is Torque Vectoring by Braking which works in conjunction with the electronic diff. Bespoke carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids and a unique suspension set-up complete the project.
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.
Based on overseas pricing, we expect the Project 7 to cost about Dhs 650,000 in UAE showrooms.
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