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Jaguar Land Rover launches its most powerful sedan

LONDON, July 2, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has announced the global launch of the most powerful, agile and extreme performance Jaguar road car ever – the 322kmph, 600PS XE SV Project 8 sedan in the Middle East.

The second Collector’s edition by SVO, following the successful F-Type Project 7 of 2014, Project 8 is a hand-built four-door sedan with supercar performance – designed to thrill driving enthusiasts, with an extraordinary combination of explosive power, dynamic agility and all-wheel-drive traction, said a statement from Jaguar.

To ensure exclusivity, no more than 300 examples will be created, each assembled at SVO’s Technical Centre in Coventry, it stated.

The Project 8 model made its world debut at four-day Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, UK, which concluded today (July 2).

Jaguar Land Rover SVO managing director John Edwards said: "SVO's raison d'être is to produce halo vehicles that push the boundaries in terms of luxury, performance and all-terrain capability."

"Project 8 is a great example of what happens when enthusiastic designers, engineers and manufacturing specialists are given the opportunity to create an extreme performance sports car without compromise," he stated.

Project 8, he said, exclusively features the most highly tuned version of Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain.

The 600PS power unit, which has a Titanium Variable Active Exhaust, is complemented by Jaguar’s All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system and motorsport-derived aerodynamics to deliver a 322kmph top speed and 0-100kmph in 3.7sec, making Project 8 the fastest accelerating Jaguar yet, noted Edwards.

“Project 8 will be assembled by hand in the new SVO Technical Centre, and we're confident that our enthusiastic and demanding clients will love driving Project 8 as much we do!"

Project 8 will be available in two specifications at launch. The standard four-seat model features Jaguar’s latest front Performance seats with magnesium frames, plus a more heavily contoured rear squab to maximise support, said the global auto giant.

The optional two-seat Track Pack includes lightweight front Carbon Fibre Racing Seats with Four-Point Harnesses fixed to a Harness Retention Hoop in place of the rear seat. All Project 8s will be built in left-hand drive configuration only, it added.-TradeArabia News Service

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