The promised special concept based on the Jaguar F-Type is called Project 7. It will debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed--and it's not the F-Type coupe.
Reduced to a single-seater with a D-Type-style fairing and carbon fiber aerodynamic work the Project 7 sprints to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and hits a top speed of 186 mph. Power comes from the familiar supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 of the F-Type V8 S, but upgraded to 550 PS--a figure Jaguar typically matches in horsepower for U.S.-market cars.
With Jaguar chief vehicle integrity engineer Mike Cross at the wheel, the F-Type-based Project 7 will climb Goodwood hill in its first public outing. The name derives from the brand's seven Le Mans wins between 1951-1990.
"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," said Ian Callum, Jaguar's director of design.
Specific components replaced in the conversion from F-Type to Project 7 spec include: a new front splitter, side skirts, and rear diffuser; unique composite single-seat interior with racing harness, helmet holder, and custom trim; an upgraded exhaust system; and a 10-mm lower ride height with unique spring and damper tuning.
While we have no illusions that Jaguar might serialize production of such a brilliantly compromised car, Project 7 may hint at the way forward for the expected sportier-yet trims, possibly to be called F-Type R, F-Type R-S, and F-Type R-S GT.
Whatever the reasoning behind it, the Project 7's look and feel takes the already sharp F-Type in good directions.
For more from the Goodwood Festival of Speed, click here.
Your request for price quotes on the 2015 Jaguar F-Type has been sent.
There are no dealers in our network that are located near ZIP code.
With competitive price quotes from multiple dealers, you will be prepared when you meet your local car dealer.
Please tell us how to contact you so that dealers can compete for your business!
Select from the list below to get competitive price quotes from Jaguar dealers near ,