Jaguar has confirmed their intentions to build the F-Type Project 7, with its debut at the2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The F-Type Project 7 is set to be the fastest and most powerful Jaguar production model to date, with Jaguar producing up to 250 units, each hand built by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team.
The fully road legal F-Type Project 7 stays true throughout to the design ethos of the Project 7 concept, which is inspired by Jaguar’s seven Le Mans wins, including the D-type-inspired fairing.
Key design elements include the D-type-inspired fairing behind the driver’s head, shorter windshield, new front bumper, and downforce-increasing aerodynamic modifications – including a carbon-fibre front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoiler. However, the single-seater concept has been transformed into a two-seater, with rollover hoops for both driver and passenger now integrated into the design.
F-TYPE Project 7’s power comes from Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, now in 575PS/680Nm form, enabling the all-aluminium-bodied car – which weighs 1585kg – to achieve acceleration from 0-60mph in 3.8-seconds (0-100km/h in 3.9-seconds) and an electronically-limited top speed of 186mph (300km/h). F-TYPE Project 7 is fully road-legal, with a removable roof and 196-litre stowage space.