Jaguar Project 7 set for Goodwood Festival of Speed debut

Project 7, Jaguar’s single-seater F-TYPE-based sports car, will formally debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car that will hit the track is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 petrol engine and reaches 60 mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph. Project 7’s name venerates the brand’s seven victories in Le Mans between 1951-1990, which is a record for a British manufacturer. The blue paint reflects the Jaguar D-types of 1956 and 1957.

Project 7 is similar to the F-TYPE but it is a one-off design with unique exterior features, which include a fairing behind the driver’s head and bespoke carbon fiber components (a new front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser). On the inside, features include a composite single-seat with racing harness, a helmet holder and custom trim.

In addition to more power to the rear wheels supplied by Jaguar’s 8-speed Quickshift transmission and Electronic Active Differential, Project 7 also features a free-flow exhaust system with a ceramic finish, 10mm lower ride height and a unique spring/damper tune.

“Jaguar’s sporting bloodline and innovative ambition are perfectly embodied by Project 7, both through its sensual design, and its shattering performance,” said Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar. “Project 7’s Goodwood debut will provide a great stage to showcase the creativity of our design and engineering teams.”

Project 7 will be driven on the hill over all three days of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which begins July 12 and runs through July 14. Jaguar models XJR, XFR-S and XKR-S GT will also make an appearance.

Photo Credit: Jaguar

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