Jaguar's fastest and most powerful production car to date, the F-Type Project 7, is set to make its debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations division has confirmed its first Jaguar performance vehicle to go into production. The F-Type Project 7 will be produced in an exclusive run of up to 250 units, making the hand-built two-seater roadster an instant collectable.
Project 7 is set to make its debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed starting Thursday, in the 60th anniversary year of the Jaguar D-Type racer that inspired its design. Its name pays homage to Jaguar's seven outright Le Mans wins between 1951 and 1990, of which many were achieved with the D-Type.
Jaguar to Build F-TYPE Project 7: The Fastest and Most Powerful Production Jaguar
Featuring high-performance Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes as standard as well as Jaguar's eight-speed Quickshift transmission and second-generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD), the F-Type Project 7 roadster is powered by Jaguar's 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine capped at 575 horsepower capable of accelerating the car to 60mph in just 3.8 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited at 186mph (300km/h).
The F-Type Project 7, Jaguar's fastest and most-powerful production car yet, is fully road-legal and expected to be delivered to first customers from mid-2015. It is priced at around 135,000 Pounds ($230,000).