what could be hotter than the Jaguar F-TYPE? in Jaguar’s context, probably none (lets leave the C-X75 out of this debate for now), but Jag’s Director of Design, Ian Callum has something else in mind when it comes to hot ride and that’s the Jaguar Project 7 Concept – a ride which the British marque will be showing off at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. based on the F-TYPE’s rigid all-aluminum chassis, this one-off ride retains the same 5.0-liter V8 supercharged petrol unit, but with a bump in both the power output and torque department, yielding 550PS (542 hp or 405 kW) and 680 Nm (500 lb-ft), respectively. putting the power to its rear wheels is a 8-speed Quickshift automatic gearbox, coupled with Electronic Active Differential, that bestow this sexy beast with a claimed 0-60 mph timing of just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h).
the Project 7 Concept was so named paying homage to the marque’s seven wins at the 24 Hours of LeMans between 1951 and 1990. and along with the tribute comes a styling that reminiscent of the victorious Jaguar D-types of the 1956/1957, such as the rear fairing with integrated rollover hoop behind the driver’s head and the blue paintwork. other features include an exterior with bespoke carbon fiber bits, a completely open top design with lower windscreen, a restyled front bumper, a single-seat configuration with four-point racing harness, a helmet holder in place of the passenger seat (with its own custom-designed Project 7 helmet), a ceramic finish free-flow exhaust system, and a tuned suspension with lower ride hide.
if you haven’t already noticed, this is a one-off machine that motoring enthusiasts can only drool over and we totally understand how that feels, and that’s why we have compiled a small image gallery and a cool little video for your viewing pleasure which you can find below.