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2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7

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  • Jaguar F-Type Project 7
  • Year:
    2015
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  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    567 @ 6500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    502 @ 2500
  • Displacement:
    5.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    186 mph
  • Price:
    165000
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The Jaguar F-Type was launched for the 2013 model as a spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type. Bolted onto a shortened XK platform, the F-Type was initially introduced as a soft-top convertible. The Coupe version arrived a year later and went on sale for the 2014 model year. Both versions are powered by supercharged V-6 and V-8 engines with outputs ranging from 335 horsepower to 542 ponies. As we approach the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, we’ve learned that Jaguar will actually produce the F-Type Project 7 that it rolled out as a concept in 2013.

Shortly after releasing the F-Type Roadster, Jaguar created the Project 7 design study. The concept car paid tribute to Ecurie Ecosse racing team that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race twice with the Jaguar D-Type in the 1950s. The concept featured a D-Type-style rollover hoop behind the driver’s seat, as well as the race car’s white-striped livery. It showcased its astonishing looks at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed before going into history as one of the sexiest concept cars of the 21st century.

Coming into 2014, Jaguar commissioned its Special Vehicle Operations division to transform the concept car into a production vehicle. Thus the F-Type Project 7 ditches its auto show queen status and goes to wander the streets and tracks in all of its Le Mans-inspired glory.

Updated 09/25/2015: During the 2015 Monterey Car Week, Jay Leno took the F-Type Project 7 out for a spin. Check out the new video to see what he thinks about the car.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7.

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2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7

2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7

The Jaguar F-Type was launched for the 2013 model as a spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type. Bolted onto a shortened XK platform, the F-Type was initially introduced as a soft-top convertible. The Coupe version arrived a year later and went on sale for the 2014 model year. Both versions are powered by supercharged V-6 and V-8 engines with outputs ranging from 335 horsepower to 542 ponies. As we approach the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, we’ve learned that Jaguar will actually produce the F-Type Project 7 that it rolled out as a concept in 2013.

Shortly after releasing the F-Type Roadster, Jaguar created the Project 7 design study. The concept car paid tribute to Ecurie Ecosse racing team that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race twice with the Jaguar D-Type in the 1950s. The concept featured a D-Type-style rollover hoop behind the driver’s seat, as well as the race car’s white-striped livery. It showcased its astonishing looks at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed before going into history as one of the sexiest concept cars of the 21st century.

Coming into 2014, Jaguar commissioned its Special Vehicle Operations division to transform the concept car into a production vehicle. Thus the F-Type Project 7 ditches its auto show queen status and goes to wander the streets and tracks in all of its Le Mans-inspired glory.

Updated 09/25/2015: During the 2015 Monterey Car Week, Jay Leno took the F-Type Project 7 out for a spin. Check out the new video to see what he thinks about the car.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7.

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EVO Drives The Jaguar Project 7: Video

EVO Drives The Jaguar Project 7: Video

Jethro Bovington of EVO Magazine recently got some seat time in the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7 to provide a few initial driving impressions on Jaguar’s limited-production sports car speedster (only 250 will be built) for this new video. His impressions? Without giving away too much, we can tell you it’s the fastest F-Type yet, and it’s happy to leave smoking Continental tire residue all over the tarmac.

The Project 7 was originally introduced as a concept in 2013 and now, as a production car, is one of the first models tweaked by Jaguar’s newly formed Special Vehicle Operations division. The name symbolizes Jaguar’s seven Le Mans victories between 1951 and 1990, and its livery pays homage to the Ecurie Ecosse D-Types that won at Le Mans in 1956 and 1957.

But despite all the throwback Easter eggs, the Project 7 is firmly grounded in the now. Its supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 puts down 567 horsepower — 25 horsepower more than the F-Type R — and 502 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. At 3,495 pounds, it’s also 176 pounds lighter than the 2015 Jaguar F-Type R. It all translates to a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. New front suspension knuckles optimize camber and stiffer front and rear anti-roll bars provide a more track-biased setup. It also gets carbon-ceramic brakes at all four corners.

Aside from the lack of roof and driver-side aero element running along the rear deck (another D-Type Easter egg) the Project 7 also gets a body kit with much larger air intakes on the front fascia. Look for this same kit on future SVO F-Types.

Click through for a more detailed rundown from Jethro.

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