Jaguar XE SV Project 8 announced as 441kW Brit super-sedan

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 announced as 441kW Brit super-sedan

Reflecting the fact Jaguar's dropped a 5.0-litre V8 into an engine bay that normally carries a 2.0-litre turbodiesel, the XE SV Project 8 has a bespoke bonnet with huge air outlets, plus bulging wheelarches and a massive rear spoiler. It's just had its first test at the Nürburgring, hidden behind some swirly camouflage; is it just us that can see hints of Australian V8 supercars in its shape? Called the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, it has been developed by the brand's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division as its second collectors' edition model, following the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 from 2014. Indeed, it's the most powerful road-legal Jaguar there's ever been. Expect similarly track-oriented componentry on the Project 8's brakes and suspension, and an engine, gearbox and suspension calibration honed on the fearsome Nurburgring Nordschleife.

A mere 300 cars will be built by hand, mirroring that of the stunning F-Type Project 7, which is another creation from SVO.

Jaguar will reveal full details of the XE SV Project 8 on June 28 ahead of its public debut at Goodwood.

"The time is right for SVO to produce the most extreme performance road auto in the history of Jaguar", SVO boss John Edwards said in a statement.

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The team is very enthusiastic and is committed to the creation of a thrilling experience for the driver.

The difference is that where the British-built F-Type SVR develops 567bhp (and a whole lot of delicious noise), the 5.0-litre V8 in the XE SV Project offers 600PS (591.6bhp).

There are plans to put the beast into limited production, with Jaguar saying the price for such an extreme sports vehicle will reflect the level of performance and exclusivity.

The only other number firmed up for now is the production: Jaguar will make just 300 XE Project 8s, designed for "enthusiasts and the most discerning collectors" across the globe.

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