Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations team is at it again with a new road rocket that's based on the XE sedan. The XE SV Project 8 is the company's most powerful roadgoing Jag to date with a 592 hp V8 that helps put supercar power in a four door sedan. The car can get from 0-60 in just 3.3 seconds and will ultimately reach a top speed of 200 mph.
Built at SVO’s Technical Centre in Coventry, England, the engineering team assembled a number of modifications and upgrades to achieve the Project 8's performance. This includes a highly-tuned version of their supercharged V8, a titanium variable exhaust, an all-wheel-drive system, a carbon fiber bumper with cooling ducts, a vented carbon fiber hood, an adjustable front splitter, and an adjustable rear aerodynamic wing.
The Project 8 is also ready for track use with a dedicated track mode, manually adjustable dampers to lower the car by 15mm and they've even brought in F1-grade silicon nitride ceramic wheel bearings, a first for a road car.
Only 300 Project 8s will be produced and are configured exclusively in left-hand drive. Two specifications will be available: one with performance seats with magnesium frames and an optional two-seater 'Track Pack' model that will include carbon fiber racing seats with four-point harnesses.