According to the information we have got, the British company Jaguar has confirmed its plans to launch its ‘SV project 8’ model with a supercharged V-8 engine. This limited-edition XE vehicle is going to hit the market as a 2018 model and it is going to be the most powerful Jaguar with supercar performance in history.
You can already guess that the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 will be a much more powerful and upgraded version of the well-known XE. On the outside, this four-door sedan will represent a unique sports and race car. Most of the new Project 8 will be made of carbon-fiber. The front bumper, for instance, will be entirely made of carbon. In the front fascia, you will also notice a redesigned grille with a Jaguar logo on it and refreshed and repositioned headlights. The profile and the back of this model will look more aggressive due to wider front fenders, redesigned rear bumper and the big trunk spoiler. The new Project 8 will be standing on 20-inch aluminum alloy rims and it will be available in 8 body colors.
We can only say that the interior of the 2018 Project 8 definitely matches its sporty and unique exterior. It will keep most of the standard XE features and design patterns inside the cabin, but also add numerous innovations. Some of them include paddle shifters for transmission and Track Mode. The standard version which will be offered in the U.S. comes with four seats, but a two-seat model will also be available in some markets. Such a version gets carbon-fiber racing seats. When it comes to hi-tech features, it will provide the well-known Jaguar’s In Control Touch Pro infotainment system with numerous options such as iOS and Android connectivity, Bluetooth, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite navigation, a Meridian sound system with 11 speakers, climate control and others. You can also expect a 12.3-inch TFT screen on the instrument cluster.
It has been announced that the 2018 Project 8 will get a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that will be able to deliver 592 horsepower. That’s right! It will represent a real racing beast with nearly 600 horsepower. So, you can conclude that this makes it the most powerful Jaguar in history which can legally hit the road. It will be based on all-wheel-drive system and mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. This model is also expected to take 3.3-seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph.
2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
The sale of the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8, which will be limited to 300 units, should start in 2018. It has been said that the starting price could go up to $ 100,000, but this has not been confirmed yet.