The production-ready XE SV Project 8 is expected to go on sale in the summer, although the majority are expected to be snapped up by collectors, which means they'll be sold out long before they reach dealers.
Announced just hours ago, the Jaguar XE SVO Project 8 will feature a re-tuned version of the popular five-litre supercharged V8. A camouflaged test mule is now testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife and will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. Just 300 collectors editions will be produced, all 300 to be engineered and assembled in house by SVO. At present, the fastest four-door sedan on the Nordschleife is the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, though all this could change with the coming of the XE SV Project 8.
Jaguar will reveal full details, along with a clearer look at the Project 8's styling, at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed at the end of June.
The V8 in the XE SV Project 8 produces a humungous 592bhp, which is 25bhp more compared to the V8 used in Jaguar's F-TYPE-based Project 7. The specialist JLR SVO department is going to build 300 of them, for global distribution, in its second production vehicle project after 2014's Jaguar F-Type Project 7.
Enlarge ImageYeah it's appropriately insane alright. Jaguar
Speaking about the auto, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations John Edwards said "he time is right for SVO to produce the most extreme performance road vehicle in the history of Jaguar".
The team is very enthusiastic and is committed to the creation of a thrilling experience for the driver. Jaguar has remained tight-lipped on when the auto will arrive, but it's expected to make its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June where it'll likely also be driven up the hill.
Say hello to the most extreme Jaguar XE ever.
There are plans to put the beast into limited production, with Jaguar saying the price for such an extreme sports auto will reflect the level of performance and exclusivity.
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