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600bhp super saloon swaps downforce-generating wing for more subtle spoiler; just 15 set for production
Tom Morgan, deputy digital editor
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5 July 2019

Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations division gave the public its first demonstration of the more road-focused version of its hardcore XE SV Project 8 super saloon at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The limited-run Project 8 Touring swaps the adjustable carbonfibre wing of the original car with a more subtle fixed bootlid spoiler, with a splitter fitted to the front bumper to maintain aerodynamic balance. The Jaguar and stripe decals seen on the standard car are now optional, for true Q car looks.

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Power still comes from a 5.0-litre supercharged V8, with 592bhp and 516bhp making it the most powerful road car Jaguar has ever built. Acceleration performance remains unchanged, managing 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds, but where the standard Project 8 is capable of more than 200mph, the Touring specification is electronically limited to 187mph.

It will only be sold in a four-seat configuration, unlike the standard car, which can be optioned with a half-rollcage in place of the rear seats.

“Project 8 has received outstanding critical acclaim since its launch," Jaguar's SVO engineering director Jamal Hameedi said. "Touring specification extends the appeal of Project 8 to enthusiasts and collectors who prefer a more discreet appearance, without compromising its driver-focused on-road dynamics.”

Just 15 cars will be sold in Touring specification, with each one set to be hand-built at the company's Warwickshire technical centre. With such limited numbers, prices are expected to be higher than the standard car's £149,995.

The SV Project 8 currently holds lap records for a production saloon car on three continents, securing the top spot at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Dubai Autodrome and Laguna Seca in 2018.

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xxxx 5 July 2019

Bonkers V8

and not a Hybrid bolt-on in sight.

LidwinaPlatel 17 June 2019

Great car

Great car

Andys 7 June 2019

Lap records

"The SV Project 8 currently holds lap records for a production saloon car on three continents, securing the top spot at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Dubai Autodrome and Laguna Seca in 2018."

 

SV project 8 doesnt hold production saloon Nürburgring because the "record"  was driven with prototype car, production of SV 8 started over half years later than this time was driven.  ALso its doesnt even hold protos one offs record because Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR  has faster time.