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Jaguar F-TYPE PROJECT 7 debuts at Le Mans Classic (Photos & Video)


Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7, Jaguar’s most powerful and fastest production to date was seen at UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now, at the July 4-6 Le Mans Classic race, the car has been launched officially, where engine specs were revealed. This sports car will also be on display at Pebble Beach Automotive Week on August 13, 2014.

Jaguar F-TYPE PROJECT 7Jaguar F-TYPE PROJECT 7 is made by a new Special Operations Division of Jaguar Land Rover. This division is created in a bid to tap the best of talent and expertise, so as to bring out elite products and privileged services catering to the demands of cars that push the limit.

Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations Team comprises 150 JLR specialists working on products high on performance and of supreme luxury besides restoration of heritage models. Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations team of expert designers and engineers is led by Paul Newsome, Director of Special Vehicle Operations, who was earlier with Williams Advanced Engineering. Under Newsome’s tutelage, the team will offer a range of state of the art products and services besides extended color palette and accessories list.

Jaguar F-TYPE PROJECT 7 ClassicBesides this Special Operations Division, JLR is also setting up a new and exclusive Technical Center in West Midlands area of UK which will have an F1 inspired workshop besides an exclusive and fully automatic paint facility. The Heritage Workshop will cater to the production of light weight E Types which have been recently introduced by Jaguar.

The formation of JLR’s Special Operations Division demonstrates the automakers’ customer centric commitment as they introduce more exciting and desirable products which will go a long way in reinforcing the brand image. The first vehicle from JLR’s new Special Operations division is a Jaguar Project 7 F-Type Roadster production version revealed last month at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014.

JAGUAR_PROJECT7_interiorThe showing of Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 also marked celebrations of D Type’s 60th anniversary which was driven by Gary Pearson and Journalist Chris Harris. F TYPE Project 7 demonstration laps were accompanied by the first D Type and a fleet of F Type R Coupes.

Known as Jaguar’s fastest production car to date, the F Type Project 7 is powered by a 5.0 liter supercharged V8 petrol engine capable of 575 PS peak power and 680 Nm peak torque. This engine steers the Jaguar F Type Project 7 from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.8 seconds allowing it to reach a top speed of 300 kmph.

JAGUAR_PROJECT7_seatsThe two seater, road legal, F Type Project 7 will measure 4519 mm in length, 1923 mm in width and 1277 mm in height. It will sit on Pirelli P Zero tyres which are standard or Continental Force Contact tyres with are offered as an option. Jaguar F Type Project 7 will enter production at the Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Division and will be seen in an all aluminium body with carbon fibre aerodynamic accents. Race inspired seats, carbon ceramic brakes, torque vectoring by braking and reduced weight by 80 kgs are some other outstanding features of the F Type Project 7.

With Jaguar F Type Project 7 deliveries to commence in mid 2015, there are also confirmed reports that Projects 8, 9 and 10 are underway at Special Vehicles Operations Division, though no details are mentioned.




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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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