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Cars June, 25 2014

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Confirmed for Production

The F-Type Project 7 is the first Jaguar performance vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team, and will be produced in an exclusive, limited edition run of up to 250 units globally. Its distinctive roadster body, introduced in concept form last summer, pays tribute to one of the most famous and iconic racing Jaguar cars: the three-time Le Mans winning D-type, which in 2014 is celebrating its 60th anniversary year. The naming of the F-Type Project 7 pays homage to seven outright Jaguar Le Mans wins.

The F-Type Project 7 is powered by the Jaguar 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, now in 575 horsepower form, enabling the all-aluminum-bodied car to achieve acceleration from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds and onwards towards an electronically-limited top speed of 186mph. Power is sent to the rear wheels through the Jaguar eight-speed Quickshift transmission and second generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD). Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes are standard on the F-Type Project 7, offering powerful, consistent, fade-free braking. Another standard feature is Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB) which, working in conjunction with the EAD, enables extremely precise handling.

Key design elements include the D-type-inspired fairing behind the driver, a new front bumper, and downforce-increasing aerodynamic modifications — including a carbon fiber front air splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoiler. While the original concept car was a single seater, the production version has been transformed into a two-seater, with rollover hoops for both driver and passenger now integrated into the design.

The F-Type Project 7 will be offered in five metallic colors: Ultra Blue, Caldera Red, British Racing Green (all with white graphics options), Ultimate Black and Glacier White (both with grey graphics options).

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