Jaguar’s F-Type Project 7, a handbuilt bespoke roadster created by Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division and its most powerful production car ever, has arrived on Australian shores in strictly limited numbers.
Out of a worldwide production run of just 250 Project 7s, Jaguar Australia has managed to secure ten vehicles - yours for a mere $339,610.
The Project 7 shares its 423kW/700Nm supercharged 5.0 litre V8 engine with the F-Type SVR, and holds the title of fastest production Jaguar ever, with a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.9 seconds - at least until the 3.7 second all-wheel-drive SVR arrives.
That accelerative urge is channeled via Jaguar’s eight-speed Quickshift transmission, featuring a unique software calibration, to the rear wheels through a second-generation Electronic Active Differential featuring 'torque vectoring by braking'.
Optional 398mm front and 380mm carbon ceramic brakes are available, slotted behind 20-inch gloss black Storm alloy wheels, wrapped in 255/35 R20 front and 295/30 R20 rear Pirelli P Zero tyres or optional high-performance Continental ForceContact tyres.
The Project 7 also arrives with a switchable active exhaust - featuring matt black ceramic coated exhaust tips - and SVO-tweaked electronic adaptive suspension.
Where the Project 7 really differs from the regular F-Type however, is its design. It echoes the 2013 Project 7 concept, first shown at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed, but also draws inspiration from the Le Mans-winning D-Type of the 1950s.
The "Project 7" moniker itself is a reference to the D-Type’s seven Le Mans wins.
From a cut-down windscreen, unique rear fairing, carbon-fibre side skirts, rear spoiler and rear diffuser, specifically tailored side windows, and folding Bimini roof, the production Project 7 sticks as close as possible to the original concept.
On the inside, the Project 7 flaunts lightweight bucket seats finished with diamond-pattern quilting, carbon fibre trim veneers, machined aluminium gearshift paddles, and optional four-point harnesses for driver and passenger.
As Jaguar SVO’s first bespoke build, the Project 7 arrives ahead of the recently announced F-Type SVR.
Colour choices include Ultra Blue, Caldera Red, and British Racing Green available with optional white decals, or Ultimate Black and Glacier White - paired with grey decals if you desire.