At the LA Auto Show, Jaguar debuted what it says is the world’s fastest four-door car.
On show at the current LA Autro Show is the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, which set a new record for a four-door sedan of production specification at the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
With a time of 7min 21.23 secs with racing driver Vincent Radermecker behind the wheel, the Jag’s time was 11 seconds quicker than the previous fastest sports sedan (tghe Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio) around the legendary 12.9-mile German circuit.
Project 8 is the most extreme road-legal Jaguar yet built. Its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine develops 441kW, with 0-100 km/h in a supercar-beating 3.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 322kph.
The incredible lap time places the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 ahead of some of the worlds fastest two-door coupes and mid-engined supercars around the circuit known as The Green Hell.
With the most highly tuned version of Jaguar Land Rovers 5.0-litre supercharged V8 under its vented carbon fibre bonnet, Project 8 is the second Collectors Edition vehicle from SVO. Hand assembly of cars destined for customers worldwide begins at SVOs Technical Centre in Coventry, UK, in early 2018. No more than 300 examples will be created, available as a four-seater or with optional two-seat Track Pack.
Want one? Register interest at Jaguar XE SV Project 8