The striking F-Type Project 7, the latest version of the Jaguar sporting range, made its debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Project 7 is the first Jaguar sports car from the Special Operations team of Jaguar Land Rover and will be produced in a limited edition exclusive amount of not more than 250 units. Its car body style is that of a roadster, presented in the form of concept last summer, and pays tribute to one of the most famous Jaguar racing: the D-type, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times and which is also celebrating its sixtieth birthday this year.
The Jaguar Project 7 is not only the most extreme version of the F-Type range, but it is also the fastest and most powerful production car Jaguar ever built. The 5000 cc V8 engine in its supercharged version has 575 hp and 680 Nm of torque. This car is made entirely of aluminum with a weight of 1,585 kg, accelerates from 0 to 100 kmh in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed electronically limited to 300 kmh.
The F-Type Project 7 is fully homologated for road use, with a folding roof and 196 liters of cargo space. The traction on the rear wheels through the Jaguar’s eight-speed Quickshift transmission and it uses the second generation of the Electronic Active Differential (EAD). The carbon ceramic brake is of matrix system (CCM – Carbon Ceramic Matrix), though it is available as an option on the F-Type R Coupe, it is standard on Project 7 and offers a powerful braking, constant and progressive. Another standard feature is the torque braking, working in collaboration with the Electronic Active Differential, that ensures an extremely precise guidance. Project 7 has a special aerodynamic carbon fiber and its suspension tuning that allows it to offer a driving experience very addictive.
Some key elements of its design are the fairing behind the driver’s head that had the legendary D-type as its inspiration and the use of a shorter windscreen. There is also the new aerodynamic front bumper that is used to increase downforce that features a carbon fiber front splitter, new side skirts, the rear diffuser is also a new addition and the rear spoiler that is adjustable. Finally, it features anti-tip brackets for both the driver and passenger that are now integrated into the design of the car.