Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Will Be Automaker’s Most Powerful Vehicle Ever

By -

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations will only produce a maximum of 300 of the 591-horsepower super sedans.

The era of the F-Type SVR being the most powerful Jaguar is almost over. Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations’ 600-horsepower XE SV Project 8 is coming.

As the name implies, the juiced-up Jag won’t be a long, sleek two-door like the XJ220 from the 1990s or a taut, erotically curvy coupe like the F-Type. Jaguar is going to stuff a super-high-output version of its familiar supercharged 5.0-liter V8 in its smallest sedan and hook it up to all-wheel drive. The extreme XE will be a hand-built follow-up to SVO’s first Collector’s Edition vehicle, the Le Mans D-Type-inspired F-Type Project 7.

Jaguar is currently testing a camouflaged prototype version of the XE SV Project 8 at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, as the above video shows. The production XE SV Project 8 should go on sale sometime next year. If you want one, get on the phone with your dealer now because SVO won’t make more than 300. As for pricing, take the following statement from John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, as a hint:

“Our clients worldwide were thrilled by the F-TYPE Project 7. The new XE SV Project 8 takes aerodynamics and performance engineering to another level – it is conceived for enthusiasts and the most discerning collectors. The price for such an extreme performance sports car available in strictly limited numbers will reflect that.”

Watch this space for more details about the XE SV Project 8. Jaguar will release them on June 28, shortly before it reveals the ferocious four-door at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 30.

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

Comments ()