Jaguar XE SV Project 8

This 4-door com­pact sedan is the fastest car Jaguar has ever made.

HWM (Malaysia) - - SHOWCASE - By Kenny Yeo

The new Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is proof that the Ger­mans aren’t the only ones who know how to build fast 4-door sedans. Un­der that bulging orange bon­net is a 5-liter su­per­charged V8 tuned to pro­duce 592hp. That’s enough to pro­pel the XE SV Project 8 from a stand­still to 100km/h in just 3.3 sec­onds and a top speed of 321km/h. It makes the XE SV Project 8 the fastest car Jaguar has ever made.

To put all that power onto the tar­mac, the XE SV Project 8 gets a four-wheel drive sys­tem and wider front and rear tracks. The head­lights have also been moved for­ward by 14mm so that it can ac­com­mo­date large 20-inch al­loys and track-fo­cused tires. To fur­ther aid the car’s trac­tion, XE SV Project 8 also gets aero­dy­namic aids in the form of car­bon fiber front and side split­ters, and a large car­bon fiber rear wing. Stop­ping force comes from car­bon ce­ramic brakes with stu­pen­dously large 400mm front discs. It’s Eng­land 1 Ger­many 0, then.

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