Although the Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 – the most powerful and fastest production Jaguar to date –was unveiled at the recently concluded Goodwood Festival of Speed amidst massive interest, it just sat pretty at the event, never turning a wheel. All that is set to change soon, when the hallowed Project 7 will make its dynamic/rolling debut at the Le Mans Classic event in the coming weekend, from the 4th to the 6th of July.
To commemorate another legendary Jaguar’s 60th anniversary, the D-Type- a car which won at le Mans three times and which inspired Project 7’s genesis, Jaguar plans to take the Project 7 to the celebrated event where it will run demonstration laps throughout the weekend alongside the very first D-type, and with other F-TYPE R Coupés.
The achingly gorgeous 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. The Project7 employs all aluminum construction splattered with bespoke carbon-fiber aerodynamic aids, a unique suspension tune, 80kgs of weight reduction and with 575PS of power combined with 680NM of torque from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, the 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. 0-100 km/h is dispatched in a paltry 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 186mph (300km/h).
The weekend’s racing will be 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 noted automotive journalist Chris Harris also in action.
Check the gallery below for more of the F-TYPE Project 7