“…the most extreme performance Jaguar ever…”John Edwards, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations
”Project 8 is the most extreme performance Jaguar ever and the second Collector’s Edition vehicle from SVO,” said John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations. “Our team of engineers and designers are excited to showcase this special vehicle to prospective clients and enthusiasts in North America, where we so many of our valued clients are based. No more than 300 of these special performance cars will be produced for sale worldwide. What better way to debut Project 8 – our most track-focused production car ever, than on America’s most iconic road course?”
Born from SVO’s desire to engineer the ultimate super sports sedan, the XE SV Project 8 builds on the success of the 2016 F-TYPE Project 7 as the brand’s second Collector’s Series vehicle; redefining the capabilities of how a four-door Jaguar can perform on track. Global production for the XE SV Project 8 will be limited to just 300 units, each hand assembled at the SVO technical center in Coventry, England.
With the project currently under development, engineers are targeting a power output of 592 hp; enough to make this the quickest road going Jaguar ever and capable of speeds up to 200 mph. Along with the dramatic increase in power, a number of functional aerodynamic, suspension and interior enhancements to the XE help make this car the brand’s most powerful, agile and extreme performance vehicle ever.
Guests to the garages also have the opportunity to try their hand behind the wheel of a Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E race car; piloting the vehicle as part of an immersive virtual reality experience housed within the Jaguar display space.
The Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca runs from Thursday, August 17, through Sunday, August 20. In addition to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the XE SV Project 8 will also be shown on Friday, August 18, at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Flanked by SVO’s first-ever series production Jaguar, the 575hp F-TYPE SVR, the limited-production XE SV Project 8 will join more than 200 other rare automobiles and motorcycles in an exclusive garden-party setting on the rolling greens of Quail Lodge & Golf Club from 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Later in the day, Special Vehicle Operations will show the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 at Exotics on Cannery Row. As one of the few non-ticketed public events during Monterey Car Week, Exotics on Cannery Row showcases some of the rarest and most exciting supercars of our time against the backdrop of Monterey’s historic downtown. The event is free and open to the public, running from 3:00 – 8:00PM.