The limited edition Jaguar F-Type Project 7 UBis a unique take on the British sports car by the firm’s Special Operations division. It was first introduced as a concept at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, but such was the interest in the car that Jaguar decided to built 250 units of it for sale.
The Project 7 is so stunning, Jaguar could have dropped boat anchor in the engine bay and we’d still be smitten. Thankfully, the same supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 that powers the F-type V-8 S is in residence under the louvered hood. Well, the V-8 isn’t identical, having been boosted by 55 horsepower and 41 lb-ft of torque, for new totals of 550 and 502. Jaguar states a 4.1-second 0-to-60 time for the 7, but we’re positive that the regular F-type V-8 S can easily best that time, so you can safely lop off a few tenths. Vmax is stated to be the same 186 mph as the F-type.
Despite its production-car bones, Jaguar says that the Project 7 will remain a one-off. But we don’t see why a motivated F-type owner with ample funds and an adventurous body shop on speed dial couldn’t at least partially recreate the Project 7.
Other technical highlights of the Project 7 include eight-speed Quickshift transmission, second generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD), Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes, and Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB). The car rides on exclusive 20-inch wheels.
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