Jaguar has unveiled the new Project 7 concept, which is going to have its world debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 12.
Jaguar has unveiled the new Project 7 concept, which is going to have its world debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 12. The Project 7 concept is based on the F-Type, but gets a new front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser, lowered windshield and restyled front bumper. The F-Type’s interior has been swapped out and replaced with a single-seat with racing harness, a helmet holder and custom trim.
“Project 7 is a single-seater sports car based on the F-TYPE, with the kind of racing-inspired form that designers dream about. It has one purpose: to be driven fast and enjoyed.Jaguar sports cars are known for exceptional performance and clean design. Project 7 captures that spirit in its purest form,” stated Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar.
The Project 7 also gets a nice bump in power compared to the F-Type. The Project 7 is powered by a 5.0L supercharged V8 with 542 horsepower and 501 lb-ft. of torque. The concept will reach 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. The Project 7 also gets a free-flow exhaust system with a ceramic finish, 10mm lower ride height and a unique spring/damper tune.
Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar, stated, “Jaguar’s sporting bloodline and innovative ambition are perfectly embodied by Project 7, both through its sensual design, and its shattering performance. Project 7’s Goodwood debut will provide a great stage to showcase the creativity of our design and engineering teams.”