Saturday, 21 May 2022
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets new speed record

Jaguar XE SV Project eight sets new speed record

The 600PS, 200mph 4-door road-legal sedan lapped the two.238-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 1min 37.54sec – nearly a second quicker than the prior production sedan record – with racing driver Randy Pobst at the wheel.

The most intense Jaguar but made, XE SV Project eight is a sedan with genuine supercar efficiency. Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations engineers fine-tuned the vehicle on some of the world’s most thrilling test tracks, such as Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife. Late final year, XE SV Project eight lapped the 12.9-mile circuit in a record 7min 21.23sec.

Michael van der Sande, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations managing director, stated, “This Laguna Seca lap record is an additional effective demonstration of the Jaguar XE SV Project 8’s efficiency credentials.

“Designed, engineered and hand-assembled by Special Vehicle Operations, this record-breaking sedan is made for the world’s most demanding driving enthusiasts.”

Project eight is the ultimate expression of Jaguar’s XE sports sedan. While primarily based on XE’s lightweight aluminium-intensive monocoque, every of the 300 hand-constructed Project eight vehicles are modified at the SV Technical Centre in Coventry to accommodate the specially tuned, supercharged 5l V8 engine and a bespoke rear differential. Unlike most higher-efficiency production sedans, the all-wheel-drive XE SV Project eight is studded with genuine motor racing technologies such as F1-style ceramic wheel bearings, adjustable ride height and adjustable camber. The front and rear fenders are bespoke to accommodate bigger, wider, wheels which are necessitated by the bigger brakes.

The V8’s energy is routed by means of all 4 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup two tyres by means of an eight-speed Quickshift automatic ZF transmission, assisting propel the vehicle from -60 mph in three.3sec and an electronically restricted leading speed of 200mph. In order to attain this efficiency, the vehicle receives considerable aerodynamic and suspension upgrades, such as a ‘Track’ mode for maximum downforce and additional improvements to the damping, throttle and steering response.

Project eight is accessible in two specifications. The normal 4-seat model functions Jaguar’s newest front Performance seats with magnesium frames, plus a much more heavily contoured rear squab to maximise help.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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