The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 prototype completed the Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 21.23 seconds – nearly 11 seconds quicker than the previous fastest sedan. This puts the 600ps Project 8 ahead of some of the world’s fastest two-door coupés and supercars.
Mark Stanton, director of SVO, said, “The SVO design and engineering team’s mission was to create the most track-focused road-legal Jaguar in history – not only the fastest, but also the most agile. As a result, only the roof and front door skins of Project 8’s body are carried-over unaltered from XE and 75% of its mechanical hardware is new. This astonishing Nürburgring Nordschleife record validates the success of such extensive changes.”
John Edwards, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations MD, added, “SVO exists to push the boundaries of performance, luxury and all-terrain capability. The hand-assembled XE SV Project 8 takes that principle to the limit, extracting supercar-beating performance from Jaguar’s most compact four-door sedan. The Nürburgring Nordschleife record underlines our commitment to deliver the most extreme Jaguar ever to Project 8 clients, who will soon experience this sensational sedan for themselves.”
November 29, 2017