Jaguar XE SV Project 8 to Offer Unparalleled Power

By Paul Joseph

Unveiled for the first time today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex will be a new limited edition Jaguar billed as the brand's most powerful, agile and extreme performance road car ever.

Designed by the brand’s Special Vehicle Operations division, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is a hand-built four-door sedan can reach a top speed of 200mph and can go from 0-60mph in just 3.3 seconds.

Based on the standard Jaguar XE, this augmented model achieves these impressive performance figures thanks to its 600PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine along with liberal use of lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre exterior panels.

No more than 300 examples will be created, each assembled at Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations’ Technical Centre in Coventry, UK.

John Edwards, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director, said: “SVO's raison d'être is to produce halo vehicles that push the boundaries in terms of luxury, performance and all-terrain capability.

“Project 8 is a great example of what happens when enthusiastic designers, engineers and manufacturing specialists are given the opportunity to create an extreme performance sports car without compromise.

The high-performance theme continues inside, with subtle applications of Gloss Carbon Fibre trim as well as Alcantara, on the rim of the Project 8 Sport Steering Wheel, instrument binnacle and door cards.

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 will be on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from today until 2 July. 

By Paul Joseph