IAB Report – Jaguar Project 7 showcased at Pebble Beach, priced at INR 1.01 crore
Posted on: Aug 19, 2014 - 8:30am IST
Specially built by JLR’s Special Operations Division.
Last year, Jaguar stunned the crowd by unveiling the Project 7 concept at Pebble Beach, which wasn’t for sale. At this year’s Pebble Beach, Jaguar took the wraps off the US-spec F-Type Project 7 in production guise that will be sold in limited numbers.
The Project 7 is Jaguar’s way of celebrating its glorious LeMans history, and what better way to celebrate their achievements than drawing design inspiration from the Le Mans-winning D-Type racer. Like the Project 7 Concept, it will be based on the F-Type sans the hard-top roof. It features wider air intakes upfront, a D-Type inspired classic aero haunch, carbon fiber elements and an improved quad exhaust system.
It is powered by the same 5.0-liter V8 supercharged engine found under the F-Type R Coupe, but with the power figure being bumped up to 575 PS (566.9 bhp), making it the most powerful Jaguar that one can currently buy. It’s coupled to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox, which helps the car sprint from 0-100 km/h in 3.8-seconds, before reaching a limited top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).
Only 250 examples of the F-Type Project 7 will be made by Jaguar’s newly established Special Vehicle Operations, and can be availed in 5 different colors: British Racing Green, Caldera Red, Glacier White, Ultra Blue and Ultimate Black. The Project 7 will carry a price tag of USD 165,925 (INR 1.01 cr), and deliveries are expected to commence during the spring of 2015.