Jaguar XE SV Project 8
The most extreme performance Jaguar ever.
Here’s your chance to see the stunning Jaguar XE SV Project 8 up close and personal.
The car will be on display at the Archibalds Jaguar showroom until 14th Febuary 2020 during normal business hours.
With 600PS from a 5.0 litre Supercharged V8 engine, Project 8 is the most powerful road legal Jaguar in history. Total production will be strictly limited to 300 cars worldwide, each one hand-assembled at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, England. Choose between the two-seat Track Pack version and a road-biased four-seater – both exclusively available in left hand drive. Prototype versions have been running at proving grounds across Europe, the most famous of which is the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Project 8 has achieved the fastest lap ever for a Jaguar on the Nordschleife, faster than any other four door production-intent sedan in history and faster than many renowned supercars.
Performance and Capability
Engineered to be the world’s most exhilarating sports saloon, 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.
Supercharged Heart. Aluminium Architecture
The 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.
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 186mph.
The supercharged V8 engine and lightweight body assure astonishing performance. But stopping power is just as important for a 200mph car. Project 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.
A real connection to the road
All Wheel Drive ensures superb responsiveness, traction and agility. No Jaguar feels more ‘alive’. The handling is rear-drive biased, like a two-door supercar. The Intelligent Driveline Dynamics includes an Electronic Active Differential, as part of the advanced computer-controlled drive set-up. For ultimate performance, Project 8’s uniquely tuned version of Adaptive Dynamics includes a new Track Mode.
Carbon 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.
Personalised to you
Project 8 is offered in 3 standard colours, as well as five optional SVO Premium Palette colours. To make the car truly unique – a genuine one-off – choose the Bespoke by SVO edition. This includes a choice of 10,000 further body and accent colours plus bespoke racing-inspired decals, painted brake calipers, commissioning plaque, and much more.
The special lightweight forged alloy wheels are stronger and lighter than conventional cast alloy, delivering superior handling. The wheel’s unique design reduces drag by 7 counts, while specially developed Michelin Sport Cup 2 tyres combine outstanding grip with comfort – making them perfect for road or track.