- F-TYPE Project 7 will make its dynamic debut at Le Mans Classic this weekend in celebration of the Jaguar D-type’s 60th anniversary
- F-TYPE Project 7 will run throughout the weekend alongside the very first
- D-type, and with F-TYPE R Coupés
- F-TYPE Project 7 will be Jaguar’s fastest production car to date: with 575PS and 680Nm from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, it will reach 60mph in 3.8-sec (0-100 km/h in 3.9-sec) with a top speed of 186mph (300km/h)
F-TYPE Project 7 – the most powerful and fastest production Jaguar to date – will make its dynamic debut in front of packed crowds during this weekend’s Le Mans Classic race meeting from 4-6 July.
Following its unveiling at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed – where customer interest far exceeded the intended production run of a maximum of 250 units – F-TYPE Project 7 will complete demonstration laps throughout the Le Mans Classic weekend.
In celebration of the Jaguar D-type’s 60th anniversary – a car which won at le Mans three times and which inspired Project 7’s genesis – F-TYPE Project 7 will complete its demonstration laps alongside the very first D-type ever built, and with examples of the all-new F-TYPE R Coupé.
With racing over the weekend split into six grids – each celebrating an era of Le Mans’ history – the F-TYPE Project 7 demonstration laps will take place ahead of qualifying and race sessions for Grid 2. Spanning 1949-1956, this grid will include two Jaguar-entered D-types; drivers are 1988 Jaguar Le Mans winner, Andy Wallace, who will share with Richard Meaden, with Gary Pearson and Chris Harris also in action.
F-TYPE Project 7 is a fully road-legal two-seater roadster, which will be built by Jaguar Land Rover’s newly established Special Operations division. Of all aluminium construction and with bespoke carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids, a unique suspension tune, 80kg weight reduction and 575PS power output, F-TYPE Project 7 will deliver a truly focused driving experience. Carbon Ceramic brakes, Torque Vectoring by Braking and race-inspired seats are all standard features.
2014 JAGUAR F-TYPE PROJECT 7: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION*
*All figures are manufacturer’s estimates and subject to final confirmation ahead of production
|ENGINE & TRANSMISSION|
|Engine capacity (cc)||5000|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Top speed (mph)||186, electronically limited|
|Top speed (km/h)||300, electronically limited|
|Torque (lb ft@rpm)||502@2500-5500|
|Wheels||20-inch ‘Storm’ alloy,
in gloss black
|Tyres – size||255/35/20 (front)
|Tyres – make
|Pirelli P Zero
|Width excl (mm)||1923|
|Width excl (in)||75.7|
|Height (mm, without roof)||1277|
|Height (in, without roof)||50.3|
|Fuel tank capacity (litres)||72|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||15.8|
- Jaguar Land Rover’s newly created Special Operations team will focus on delivering halo vehicles, bespoke commissions, heritage products and branded goods
- F-TYPE Project 7 is the first Jaguar halo product from Special Operations and will be built at its new state-of-the-art Technical Centre in the West Midlands
- Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has the responsibility within Special Operations to create a range of high performance production models for both Jaguar and Land Rover, vehicle personalisation products and low volume, high value Limited Edition models for both brands
- F-TYPE Project 7 will be available in EU markets, as well as South Africa, Australia, MENA, Russia, Brazil, Asia Pacific regions and North America – pricing available from markets
- F-TYPE Project 7 specification, both exterior and interior, will differ for North America – details will be released in late summer 2014
- F-TYPE Project 7 customer deliveries will begin from mid-2015
- For all customer enquiries, contact: + 44 (0) 203 601 1544
- The Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible was launched in 2012, and the F-TYPE Coupé in 2013. The current F-TYPE range consists of: F-TYPE Convertible, F-TYPE S Convertible, F-TYPE V8 S Convertible, F-TYPE Coupé, F-TYPE S Coupé and F-TYPE R Coupé.
- The Jaguar D-type racing car was launched in 1954
- Jaguar has won the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour race a total of seven times, a record for a British manufacturer: in 1951, 1953 (both with the C-type), 1955, 1956, 1957 (all D-type), 1988 (XJR-9) and 1990 (XJR-12)
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