Built for speed

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Jaguar will re­veal the most pow­er­ful road le­gal model it has ever cre­ated at this year’s Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed.

NamedtheXESVPro­ject8,the stun­ning motor has been pro­duced by Jaguar Land Rover Spe­cial Ve­hi­cle Op­er­a­tions, and a pro­to­type ver­sion of the 600bhp5.0-litreV8s­portssa­loon has made its de­but test at the gru­elling Nür­bur­gring Nord­schleife cir­cuit in Ger­many.

With the most highly tuned ver­sion of Jaguar Land Rover’s su­per­charged V8 engine, the Pro­jec­t8will­be­comethesec­ond col­lec­tors’ edi­tion ve­hi­cle from SVO,fol­low­ingth­eJaguarF-TYPE Project 7 in 2014.

No more than 300 Project 8 cars,all­hand-as­sem­ble­datSVO’s tech­ni­cal cen­tre in Coven­try, will be cre­ated for sale world­wide.

John Ed­wards, managing di­rec­tor of Jaguar Land Rover Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions said: “The time is right for SVO to pro­duce the most ex­treme per­for­mance road car in the his­tory of Jaguar.”

Full spec­i­fi­ca­tion de­tails and pric­ing­fortheXESVPro­jec­t8will be re­vealed on June 28 ahead of itsworld­debu­tattheGood­wood Fes­ti­val.

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