2019 JAGUAR XE PROJECT 8
Jaguar of Naperville was proud to get up close and person to 3 2019 Jaguar XE SV from PROJECT 8 – THE MOST EXTREME PERFORMANCE JAGUAR VEHICLE EVER!
After their track day at that Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois last week we proudly accepted these 3 powerful street-legal Jaguar vehicles in our service department for maintenance checks and to get ready to move onto the next motorsport club. Although only here for 3 days, our Jaguar team is excited to give you a first hand look.
With 600 PS from a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, the Project 8 is the most powerful street-legal Jaguar vehicle in history. Total production will be strictly limited to 300 cars worldwide, each one hand-assembled at the SVO Technical Center in Warwickshire, England. Prototype versions have been running at proving grounds across Europe, the most famous of which is the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Project 8 has achieved the fastest lap ever for a Jaguar vehicle on the Nordschleife, faster than any other four-door production-intent sedan in history and faster than many renowned supercars.
The Project 8 body has been extensively redesigned to offer aerodynamic performance essential for a 200 mph car. This includes an adjustable deep front splitter, rear diffuser and a large adjustable rear spoiler. The spoiler’s angle of attack can be fine-tuned either to reduce drag or maximize downforce – producing up to 268 lbs of downforce once you reach 186 mph.3
The supercharged V8 engine and lightweight body assure astonishing performance. But stopping power is just as important for a 200 mph car. The Project 8 has the largest and most technologically advanced brakes ever fitted to a Jaguar vehicle – vast 400 mm carbon ceramic discs with 6 huge piston calipers up front. They’re light too, saving almost 40 lbs.
A REAL CONNECTION TO THE ROAD
All Wheel Drive ensures superb responsiveness, traction and agility. No Jaguar vehicle feels more ‘alive.’ The handling is rear-drive biased, like a two-door supercar. The Intelligent Driveline Dynamics includes an electronic active rear differential, as part of the advanced computer-controlled drive setup. For ultimate performance, the Project 8 has a uniquely tuned version of Adaptive Dynamics that includes a new Track Mode.
The Project 8 features four seats trimmed in Ebony leather with Oyster contrast stitching. The front pair are special lightweight magnesium-framed Performance seats.
PERSONALIZED TO YOU
The Project 8 is offered in 3 standard colors, as well as five optional SVO Premium Palette colors. To make the car truly unique – a genuine one-off – choose the Bespoke by SVO edition. This includes a choice of 10,000 further body and accent colors plus bespoke racing-inspired decals, painted brake calipers, commissioning plaque and much more.
The special lightweight forged alloy wheels are stronger and lighter than conventional cast alloy, delivering superior handling and ride quality. Unique carbon inserts reduce drag by 7 counts, while specially developed Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires combine outstanding grip with comfort – making them perfect for road or track.
TO THE POWER OF 600 PS
With 600 PS from a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, the Project 8 is the most powerful street-legal Jaguar vehicle in history. Total production will be strictly limited to 300 cars worldwide, each one hand-assembled at the SVO Technical Center in Warwickshire, England.