Jaguar Unleashes Its Extreme Performer

BY Azfar Hashim

Project 8 offers supercar performance and dynamics in a sedan; production will be limited

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has announced their most powerful, agile and extreme performance Jaguar: the new XE SV Project 8. A prototype version of the 592 bhp Jaguar sports sedan offering supercar performance is taking its debut test at the gruelling Nürburgring Nordschleife, adorned with an exclusive camouflage created by SVO Design.

With the most highly tuned version of Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8, Project 8 will become the second Collectors’ Edition vehicle from SVO, following the successful launch of Jaguar F-Type Project 7 in 2014. No more than 300 cars, all hand-assembled at SVO’s Technical Centre in Coventry, will be created for sale worldwide.

\"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,\" said John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.

He added,\"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.”

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 will be making its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 30th June.