Spoiler - We said ’ride’, not ’drive’

We’ve all seen videos of fast cars burning rubber on the Nürburgring. Have you ever imagined being in one of those record-setting cars? If you answered yes, well, you can finally do it courtesy of Jaguar. Starting in mid-November, Jaguar will add the XE SV Project 8, equipped with the Track Pack, to its Jaguar Race Taxi fleet. If you’re interested, a professional driver will whip you around in the XE SV Project 8 for $226 per lap.

What is Jaguar Race Taxi fleet?

Jaguar Race Taxi fleet is targeted at racing fans who want to experience the famed Nürburgring in super fast cars without risking their own vehicles on the 13-mile track. When Jaguar announced the program earlier this year, it had two models, one of which was the F-Type SVR. You get to ride with an experienced Jaguar driver and hit speeds to the tune of 200 mph! It sounds pretty cool, and it is, but it comes at a cost.

How Much Does Jaguar Race Taxi Fleet Cost and What Comes With the Pacakge?

The $226 fee includes a single lap around the Nürburgring circuit on of Jaguar’s cars, including the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, with a professional driver behind the wheel.

The 13-mile track can be covered in less than eight minutes in Jag's fastest four-door production car.

Don’t bring company along, though, as Jaguar has stripped the back seats out. Apart from this, there will be safety drills and a review of the video footage after the drive.

If you opt to ride in the Project 8, don’t expect to experience the 7:21:23 record-setting lap. Jaguar says that the professional drivers will demonstrate the performance and handling of the XE SV Project 8 during the lap, and passengers will experience speeds in excess of 155 mph and 1.3 G-forces, or more, around the 73-turn, 13-mile circuit, and up to 1.8 G-forces in the banked Karussell corner.

What They Had To Say?

Burn off $226 in About 8 Minutes While You Ride Shotgun Around the Nurburgring in the Jaguar XE SV Project 8
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Talking about this initiative, Jaguar Land Rover’s European Engineering Operations Manager, Phil Talboys, said, “The XE SV Project 8 demonstrated its incredible mix of raw speed and dynamic precision by setting a Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record last year. Now, visitors to this sensational circuit—which played a pivotal role in the development of the ultimate Jaguar XE—will get the chance to experience the full track capability of the world’s fastest four-door sedan.”

About The Jag

The XE SV Project 8 is the fastest street-legal car made by Jaguar. It is engineered and hand-assembled by their Special Vehicle Operations division, with some of the top technologies and design materials in the world incorporated into the design. The car can be all yours for $192,000.

The XE SV Project 8 can sprint from naught to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds, with a top speed of 200 mph.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 vs. F-Type SVR and F-Type SVR Project 8

Jaguar F-Type SVR Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
Engine supercharged 5.0-litre V8 supercharged 5.0-Liter V-8 supercharged 5.0-liter V-8
Horsepower 567 HP @ 6,500 RPM 567 HP @ 6,500 RPM 592 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 516 LB-FT @ 3,500-5,000 RPM 502 LB-FT @ 2,500-5,500 RPM 516 LB-FT @ 3,500-5,000 RPM
Transmission 8-speed Quickshift 8-speed Quickshift 8-speed Quickshift
0 to 60 mph 3.5 seconds 3.8 seconds 3.3 seconds
Top Speed 200 mph 186 mph 200 mph

Further reading

2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8.

2017 Jaguar XE High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Jaguar XE.

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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