Jaguar XE VS Project 8: Nürburgring record breaker comes to THE

Jaguar’s most powerful road car, the XE SV Project 8, is on display at the los ANGELES motor show, marking the first time that we have seen since setting a new record for four-door cars on the Nürburgring.

The car recorded a 7min 21.23 sec time along 12.9 miles. A video of the lap is shown below.

The 592bhp saloon model, Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) the creation, beat the previous fastest four-door, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, and its 7min 32sec time.

As the majority of the ‘Ring record of the complaints, the time was handled by the manufacturer, but it has released a video (below) shows the back in its entirety to the back of the claim.

Coming to the end of your pre-production schedule and in the course of deliveries to customers starting in May 2018, the XE SV is the second special edition of the model released by the SVO, following the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 at 2014. It will be hand-built in the SVO Technical Centre in Coventry, instead of next to regular Corrections in Solihull.

A Jaguar spokesman told Autocar that more than 100 XE SVs – a third of the total production was sold before the car made its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Add to that the news that the Project 8 ” Ring of registry shall ensure that the “total production will be sold soon”.

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As the Project 7, the special XE model makes use of Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-litre V8 engine. But the power has been increasing to unprecedented levels, with a peak in 23bhp more than the special edition of the F-Type. The XE SV is to all four wheels, instead of being back-driven as the Project 7, and uses a specially tuned version of its eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox.

The Project 8 is the Jaguar more acceleration current model, with a 0-60 mph time of 3.3 sec ahead of the all-wheel-drive F-Type SVR by two-tenths. This edges of the XE SV in the realms of the Porsche 911 GT3 and ahead of his teammate limited-run track special, the BMW M4 GTS.

Jaguar s £149,995 model used in the racing specification chassis to produce downforce. You get an adjustable front splitter, a flat underbody, a rear diffuser and carbonfibre bumper, and an adjustable rear spoiler.

Although the exterior looks similar to the regular XE, has been extensively redesigned: 75% of the bodywork is new, with only the front doors and the roof unchanged from the production models. In particular, the front headlights have been moved forward by 14 mm to allow for the extra cooling and the engine is working.

The Project 8 presents a measure carbonfibre bonnet which is 3 kg lighter than the production version. It also includes an extraction duct of air for better cooling of the engine.

Its expanded the functions of the body arches that extend to 55mm more to accommodate 305 mm-width of the tire. The revised version of panels required SVO engineers also install custom-made rear doors.

The exterior of the car, has been developed with wind tunnel testing and computational fluid dynamics simulations. Jaguar says it has achieved a 205% reduction in the lift in the Track mode, with the production car more than 122kg of downforce at 186mph.

SVO director Mark Stanton said: “Only the roof and front door skins Project 8 of the body is done through alterations of any kind XE. Our amazing Nürburgring Nordschleife record validates the success of these changes.”

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