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  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets 7:18.361 Nürburgring lap time

    Jaguar's XE SV Project 8 is the fastest sedan in production right now.

  • 2020 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Touring
    Jaguar's 592-horsepower XE SV Project 8 now in extra spiffy Touring spec

    The new XE SV Project 8 Touring is a slightly more civil take on Jaguar's super sedan.

  • 2020 Jaguar XE
    First drive review: The 2020 Jaguar XE puts gravity on hold

    With the 2020 XE, Jaguar puts its compact sport-sedan hopes in simple turbo-4 power, excellent handling, and a best-in-class warranty.

  • 2020 Jaguar XE
    Sharper look for 2020 Jaguar XE

    New car shoppers are going wild for crossovers right now and sadly that's left many sedans languishing in showrooms. Even impressive contenders like the Jaguar XE, which features punchy engines, a low center of gravity, and a lightweight aluminum platform, are failing to excite the market, with...

  • 2020 Jaguar XE facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Jaguar XE spy shots

    Jaguar's XE is about to receive some updates, as evidenced by the recent sighting of camouflaged prototypes. The updates are expected to be introduced on a 2020 XE due in showrooms in the second half of next year. While the XE only reached the United States in 2016 as a 2017 model, the small sport...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
    New race series for wealthy to play with Jaguar XE SV Project 8

    Jaguar only build 300 examples of its wild XE SV Project 8, and soon a batch of them will be tapped for a new one-make race series. Top Gear reported in October that a privately run series known as Series Elite will be run with the XE SV Project 8 as the star car. Oh, and it's exclusively for "high...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Nürburgring Race Taxi

    Jaguar's XE SV Project 8 is currently the fastest production four-door car around the Nürburgring, with one of the cars completing a lap of the notorious German racetrack last November in a time of only 7:21.23. Jaguar is now offering the chance to experience a Nürburgring hot lap in the XE SV Project, as the automaker has just added one to its Nürburgring Race Taxi service. While the laps aren't likely to match the XE SV Project 8's record run, Jaguar's professional drivers will ensure your heart rate jumps. For example, the cars regularly hit speeds in excess of 155 mph, and...

  • Harry Metcalfe puts his Jaguar Project 8 XE on a dyno
    Jaguar XE SV Project 8 reveals its full fury on the dyno

    There are many examples of automakers underrating their performance products. The latest data point is Jaguar's XE SV Project 8. Harry Metcalfe of the Harry's Garage YouTube channel took his own example of the super sedan over to a friend's dyno and discovered that the quoted 592 crank horsepower...

  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8
    Here's what a couple of Le Mans winners think of the Jaguar XE SV Project 8

    Jaguar created a monster sedan when it built the XE SV Project 8. The 592-horsepower four-door set a production car record when it went around the 'Ring in just 7:21.23 back in 2017. The full production version is being made even faster and Jaguar has quite the helping hand as the Project 8 enters...

  • 2017 Jaguar XF S
    Report: Jaguar killing off supercharged V-6 in XE and XF, potentially other cars

    If a report from Autocar rings true, it's the end of the line for the Jaguar XE and XF's supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 option. Additionally, other models are reportedly on the chopping block to ditch the engine. Motor Authority reached out to Jaguar for comment and Nathan Hoyt, Product Communications...

  • 2019 Jaguar XE 300 Sport
    2019 Jaguar XE and XF get 300 Sport trim

    Jaguar on Thursday unveiled a new 300 Sport trim for the XE and XF, though the availability of the trim in the United States remains unknown. Introduced for 2019 and designed for models equipped with the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, the 300 Sport trim adds a number of sporty touches...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE
    Jaguar isn't planning a V-8 for XE or XF

    Well, color us a shade of bummed. After long speculation, Jaguar confirmed we won't see a V-8 engine under the hood of the XE or XF anytime soon. Save for the wild XE SV Project 8, of course. Road & Track reported on Wednesday that the decision partially rests on production volumes. Ian Callum...

  • Jaguar XE SV Nurburgring record

    Jaguar said on Tuesday that a specially prepared version of its XE compact luxury sedan—a model that's earmarked for production—lapped Germany's famous Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record-breaking 7:21.23. That's the fastest time ever posted for a production-intent sedan, the automaker touted at a press event on the sidelines of the Los Angeles auto show. The previous record-holder was the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, at a still-blistering 7:32 set last year. The fastest four-door to lap the 12.9-mile circuit remains a heavily modified Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR race car...

  • 2018 Jaguar XEL
    Long-wheelbase Jaguar XEL debuts in China

    Jaguar’s lineup has spawned its second long-wheelbase sedan in the form of the XEL, based on the XE small sedan. The first was the XF-based XFL introduced in 2016. Like the XFL, the XEL is offered exclusively in China where it’s common among the wealthy class to have a professional...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 at the Nürburgring - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Jaguar targeting 4-door Nürburgring record with XE SV Project 8?

    Jaguar this week was out testing its limited-edition XE SV Project 8 at the Nürburgring. Since the car has already been revealed—it was formally presented during June’s 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed—there are suggestions Jaguar might have been attempting to challenge the...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Pebble Beach
    2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 heading to Pebble Beach

    Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) wants North Americans to get acquainted with its most recent undertaking, the 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8. To do so, the car will head to Pebble Beach this week to rub elbows with thousands of enthusiasts, many of whom are flush with cash...

  • 2019 Jaguar XE SVR spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Jaguar XE SVR spy shots

    Jaguar only last month unveiled its XE SV Project 8, a 592-horsepower, left-hand-drive-only super sedan that will be built in a limited run of 300 cars and priced in the six figures. It means that the XE SV Project 8, like the F-Type Project 7 that came before it, will be pretty much unobtanium for...

  • 2018 Jaguar XEL spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Jaguar XEL spy shots

    Jaguar’s lineup is about to get its second long-wheelbase sedan in the form of the XEL, a prototype for which has just been spotted. The XEL will join the XFL in Jaguar’s lineup sometime next year. Unfortunately, just like the larger XFL, the XEL will be sold exclusively in China where...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8

    Jaguar has revealed its latest Special Vehicle Operations project: the 2018 XE SV Project 8. As a follow up to the 2017 Jaguar F-Type Project 7, the XE SV Project 8 represents the most powerful roadgoing Jaguar to date. SVO massaged the brand's familiar 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine to produce 592 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, and with such an incremental power increase came a rethought design for Jaguar's compact sedan. Jaguar has released a handful of videos to highlight the process that has gone into making the XE SV Project 8 a truly special car. Much of the design remains...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
    2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 comes with 592 horsepower, 6-figure price tag

    If you’re looking for the biggest, baddest option in the small luxury sedan segment, you’ll need to turn to Jaguar. More specifically, you’ll need to turn to Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations. The SVO skunk works has churned out the new XE SV Project 8 just in...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 spy shots

    Jaguar in May came out with the news that it was working on a 600-horsepower super sedan based on the XE: the XE SV Project 8. The automaker also released photos of a prototype and confirmed that just 300 examples are destined to be built—for worldwide consumption. We now have our own spy...

  • 2018 Jaguar F-Pace
    Jaguar XE, XF and F-Pace receive new engines for 2018

    Jaguar on Monday announced 2018 model year updates for its core XE, XF and F-Pace lines. The base 25t models adopt Jaguar’s latest 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 and are rated at 247 horsepower, up from 240 hp previously. Above this are the 25d models which feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged...

  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8 teased ahead of 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Jaguar confirms 600-horsepower XE SV Project 8 super sedan

    It wasn’t that long ago that the 503 horsepower in the Mercedes-AMG C63 S seemed like an insurmountable output for a small sport sedan. However, Jaguar is about to blow all competition out of the water with its XE SV Project 8. Set to debut next month at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed...

  • 2017 Jaguar XE
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2017 nominee: Jaguar XE

    With the release of the XE, Jaguar is trying to elbow its way into one of the most competitive segments in the luxury-car realm for a second time. The X-Type of the early 2000s turned out to be little more than a gilded Ford Mondeo and sales suffered for it. This time Jaguar has its sights set on...

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