Jaguar XE SV Project 8 fastest saloon on the Nurburgring
By: Fedora Atjeh | Oktober 24, 2017
At the beginning of the summer Jaguar presented what is probably the wildest saloon in the current panorama: the Jaguar XE SV Project 8. Only 300 units will be manufactured and the English firm wants to make it the fastest four-door Nürburgring Nordschleife.
According to Jaguar, its XE SV Project 8 is already facing the Green Hell with the test drivers of the marks at the wheel, and they want to snatch the record for the spectacular Alfa Romeo Giulia QV before the first units of this British beast finally arrive to the clients.
The challenge of the most brutal saloon of Jaguar is therefore to lower the mark of the Italian model, which achieved a time of 7 minutes and 32 seconds, a figure comparable or at least very close to those previously achieved by the Ferrari 458 Italy in 2010 (7: 32.9), the Porsche 911 GT3 RS in 2010 (7:33) or the Nissan GT-R in 2008 (7:29).
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This XE SV Project 8, manufactured by the special vehicle division SVO, equips the well-known 5.0-liter V8 engine supercharged by compressor, which in this case reaches a maximum power of 600 hp and a torque of 700 Nm, no less. So, it is the most powerful series Jaguar of all time.
Such brute force is transmitted to the asphalt through an eight-speed Quickshift automatic gearbox and a four-wheel drive with active rear differential (with its own radiator for intensive circuit use). The result? A 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds and up to 322 km / h of top speed.
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Perhaps the most eccentric detail of this model, which costs the equivalent of about 170,000 euros, is that it offers a special Track Pack package designed for circuit, which dispenses with rear seats and incorporates an overhead cage and baquet seats made of carbon fiber. Of course, it also assembles adaptive dampers, stiffer springs and carboceramic brakes with huge 400 mm (front) and 396 mm (rear) discs.