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Jaguar Project 8, unbelievable powerful road beast

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Edward Green ▼ | June 29, 2017
Jaguar Project 8
Supercar   The heart is the legendary supercharged V8

With 600PS from a 5.0 litre Supercharged V8 engine, Project 8 is the most powerful road legal Jaguar in history.

Jaguar Project 8Total production will be strictly limited to 300 cars worldwide, each one hand-assembled at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, England. You can choose between the two-seat Track Pack version and a road-biased four-seater. Project 8 uses motor sport derived suspension and a modified All Wheel Drive system for outstanding driver feel and agility. Damper mounts are ball-jointed to improve response and there are two ride heights – one for the road and a 15mm lower setting for the track.

Jaguar Project 8The heart of the car is Jaguar’s legendary supercharged V8. But speed and driving exhilaration aren’t just about power. Jaguar’s pioneering Lightweight Aluminium Architecture combined with Project 8’s extensive use of carbon fibre – for the bonnet, bumpers, fenders, side skirts, front splitter and rear aero wing – keep weight to a minimum. The supercharged V8 engine and lightweight body assure astonishing performance. But stopping power is just as important for a 200mph car.

Jaguar Project 8Project 8 has the largest and most technologically advanced brakes ever fitted to a Jaguar – vast 400mm carbon ceramic discs with huge 6 piston calipers up front. They’re light too, saving 18kg. Project 8’s body has been extensively redesigned to offer aerodynamic performance essential for a 200mph car. This includes an adjustable deep front splitter, rear diffuser and a large adjustable rear aero wing. The wing’s angle of attack can be fine tuned either to reduce drag or maximise downforce – producing up to 122kg of downforce once you reach 186 mph.

Jaguar Project 8Carbon fibre racing seats are available for those who want the two-seat track-oriented Project 8. They’re fitted with four-point competition harnesses. A multi-point harness retention hoop replaces the rear seats. The road-biased version of Project 8 features four seats trimmed in Ebony leather with Oyster contrast stitching. The front pair are special lightweight magnesium-framed Performance seats.

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