The F-TYPE Project 7 made its world dynamic debut in front of packed crowds at Le Mans Classic this weekend, as Jaguar celebrated the D-type’s 60th anniversary. Jaguar entered it’s D-type in the Le Mans Classic weekend event, driven by Gary Pearson and journalist Chris Harris, the car took overall victory in Grid 3 – for cars from 1957-1961.
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, the F-TYPE Project 7 completed its demonstration laps throughout the weekend alongside the very first D-type ever built, and with several examples of the all-new F-TYPE R Coupé.
The F-TYPE Project 7 is a fully road-legal two-seater roadster and the most powerful and fastest production Jaguar to date. It will be built by Jaguar Land Rover’s newly established Special Operations division. An all aluminium construction and with bespoke carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids, a unique suspension tune, carbon ceramic brakes, torque vectoring by braking and race-inspired seats will make the F-TYPE Project 7 deliver a truly focused driving experience.
The F-TYPE Project 7 is propelled by a 5000 cc V8 motor that develops 567.2 bhp at 6500 rpm and 650 nm of torque between 2500-5500 rpm. Power will be channeled through an 8 speed ‘Quickshift’ gearbox and speed will be electronically limited to 300 kmph. The car weighs 1585 kgs and rides on 20-inch glossy black alloys.
The 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. The car will be available in EU markets, as well as South Africa, Australia, MENA, Russia, Brazil, Asia Pacific regions and North America, customer deliveries will begin from mid-2015.