Jaguar_XE_SV_Project_8_frontJaguar XE SV Project 8 is a limited-edition sports sedan that’s the most extreme performance Jaguar road car ever.

The all-wheel drive 600 horsepower (441kW) 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol gives Project 8 a top speed of 200mph (320kmh) and set a four-door production car record around the Nurburgring Nordschleife with a best lap of 7 minutes 21.23 seconds. Zero to 100 km/h is 3.7 seconds.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is available either as a four-seater or in lightweight two-seat Track Pack configuration.

The Track Pack modifies the driveline and stability control systems for circuit use. It does so by sharpening throttle, gearbox and steering responses and tuning the dampers to their most aggressive setting. The body has greater torsional rigidity by 27 percent over the four-seat version.


John Edwards, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director, says: “The SV team’s aim is to produce halo vehicles that push the boundaries in terms of luxury, performance and all-terrain capability.

“Project 8 is a great example of what happens when enthusiastic designers, engineers and manufacturing specialists are given the opportunity to create an extreme performance sports car without compromise.”

Jaguar Project 8 is available in eight body colours: Fuji White, Narvik Black and Caldera Red, plus five enhanced SV Design options incorporating colours and finishes from the SV Premium Palette: Valencia Orange, Velocity Blue, Meribel White, Verbier Silver and Corris Grey (satin matte).


Track Pack-equipped Project 8s have a Gloss Black painted roof and Project 8 twin-stripe exterior decals.

Project 8 costs from £149,995 ($A268,600) in the UK. However, it will be built in left-hand drive configuration only, therefore XE Project 8 will not be sold in Australia. Which sounds ridiculous to us

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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