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World’s Fastest Production Saloon Goes Touring

16th July 2019

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Jaguar have an impressive motorsport pedigree, having competed (with success) in most of the top flight motorsport categories, and then some.

They’ve used that hard-won knowledge to produce some of the finest handling, fastest & refined production cars of any manufacturer, but they’ve done it without feeling the need to shout about it from the rooftops; no garish rear wings, neon race numbers, roll cages or stripped-out ‘race inspired’ interiors.

It’s all very tasteful, exactly as you might expect from Jaguar. 

Jaguar XE SV Project 8

Of course, very occasionally they flex their performance prowess, just to show the youngsters that they still know a thing or two, and the end result is something like the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 – the world’s fastest production saloon.

Holding lap records across three different continents, on circuits such as the Nurburgring Nordschleife, Dubai Autodrome and Laguna Seca (where the ‘corkscrew’ means more than light refreshments), it will accelerate to 60mph in just 3.3 seconds, and hit at least 186mph. We say at least because some derivatives of the XE SV Project 8 will top 200mph.

However, giving the young upstarts a bloody nose is one thing, but when it comes to a refined, fast, production car that appeals to anyone other than Lewis Hamilton, it’s a different matter. To that end, Jaguar have introduced the XE SV Project 8 Touring. 

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Jaguar XE SV Project 8

Of course, very occasionally they flex their performance prowess, just to show the youngsters that they still know a thing or two, and the end result is something like the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 – the world’s fastest production saloon.

Holding lap records across three different continents, on circuits such as the Nurburgring Nordschleife, Dubai Autodrome and Laguna Seca (where the ‘corkscrew’ means more than light refreshments), it will accelerate to 60mph in just 3.3 seconds, and hit at least 186mph. We say at least because some derivatives of the XE SV Project 8 will top 200mph.

However, giving the young upstarts a bloody nose is one thing, but when it comes to a refined, fast, production car that appeals to anyone other than Lewis Hamilton, it’s a different matter. To that end, Jaguar have introduced the XE SV Project 8 Touring. 

Production Numbers

You half get the feeling that the Jaguar engineers wanted no compromise – they were building the most extreme Jaguar saloon and that’s that, but then someone in management raised the question of performance with comfort, so grudgingly, the engineers agreed to make a limited run of ‘softer’ Project 8s; just fifteen Touring specification Project 8s will be built.

The other 285 (total production run of just 300 cars worldwide) will be made up of the two-seater, race car inspired monster.

With such limited numbers, not every dealership will be lucky, but if having the most extreme Jaguar performance car is on your list of things to do, a quick call, email or visit with us should help to put you on the path to ownership.