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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 revealed, previews Special Operations potential

Images of the unique Jaguar F-Type ‘Project 7’ show car, which is believed to have been conjured up by the company’s Special Operations division, have hit the web revealing the customisation possibilities just before its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Jaguar F-Type Project 7-top

Jaguar only recently announced its Special Operations sub-brand. The idea is to offer customers an exclusive set of options and customisation plans. This F-Type is set to be the first car to showcase the potential.

The car is based on the F-Type, obviously, and inspired by the Project 7 Concept car and the classic D-Type. It comes with a sharper bodykit and skirting made from carbon fibre, a big rear wing, and a revised rear section with a race-like buttress sticking up on the driver’s side.

Jaguar F-Type Project 7-evolution

It all appears to be painted in a metallic version of British Racing Green and features some white stripes and a big circle on the doors for the race number.

Jaguar has withheld specific on the under-bonnet stuff, however, it does say this is the fastest and most powerful production Jaguar ever. It’ll likely come with Jaguar’s most potent 5.0-litre supercharged V8, with power bumped up to around 420kW from the regular 405kW specification.

Just 250 of these extraordinary models are set to hit the market.

UPDATE: Jaguar confirms 423kW. Specifications as follows:

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine capacity (cc) 5000
Cylinders 8
Valves per cylinder 4
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke (mm) 92.5/93.0
Bore/stroke (inches) 3.64/3.66
Transmission 8-speed ‘Quickshift’ ZF 8HP70
PERFORMANCE
0-60mph (sec) 3.8
0-100km/h (sec) 3.9
Top speed (mph) 186, electronically limited
Top speed (km/h) 300, electronically limited
Power (PS@rpm) 575@6500
Power (kW@rpm) 423@6500
Torque (lb ft@rpm) 502@2500-5500
Torque (Nm@rpm) 680@2500-5500
Wheels 20-inch ‘Storm’ alloy,
in gloss black
Tyres – size 255/35/20 (front)
295/30/20 (rear)
Tyres – make
Standard:
Optional:
Pirelli P Zero
Continental ForceContact
DIMENSIONS
Length (mm) 4519
Length (in) 178
Width excl (mm) 1923
Width excl (in) 75.7
Height (mm, without roof) 1277
Height (in, without roof) 50.3
Wheelbase (mm) 2622
Wheelbase (in) 103.2
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 72
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 15.8
Weight (kg) 1585
Weight (lbs) 3495

 

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.