Shifting their focus on the luxury of a typical British aristocratic, Jaguar is trying to expand their wings by starting to seriously work on their sports division.
The form of business was stated in the form of hard work Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). The special team at Jaguar Land Rover, dedicated their work to improve the performance and capabilities of Jaguar and Land Rover.
Latest, SVO released the most powerful sedan based on the Jaguar XE. Jaguar XE SV Project 8, a savage powered sedan that has a top speed of 320 km/hour is designed to conquer the sacred circuit of Nurburgring Nordschleife.
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 will be the second collectors’ Edition vehicle from SVO. Previously, Jaguar had made the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 in 2014. No more than 300 cars available, all of which were assembled at the SVO Technical Center in Coventry, England, for sale throughout the world.
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 itself uses the same engine as the F-Type Project 8, where the car is the result of a JLO SVO concoction with a 5-liter engine, V8, supercharged engine gun. On paper, the engine is capable of producing 592 hp and 599 Nm of torque.
In addition, the SVO team also installed an 8-speed automatic gearbox that was recalibrated to be able to move as fast as 200 milliseconds. All the power coming from the engine channeled to the four wheels (AWD) to produce acceleration from 0-100 km / h in just 3.5 seconds.
The humungous power is certainly useless without lightweight and therefore, not only in the engine sector that got a touch from the SVO team, but some parts of the car were also redesigned. This overhaul is needed to make the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 the fastest car in Jaguar history.
The key is to find the best power-to-weight ratio, SVO leaving only the roof panel and front door skin that is coming from the Jaguar XE standard. The rest is remade with carbon fiber material from the front bumper, side skirt hood, front splitter, rear bumper to the rear diffuser.
The use of special body kits can also improve vehicle aerodynamics. In addition, this car uses a 20-inch rim and front bumper with a combination of a larger air intake, rear wing with a special design, as well as a rear diffuser made specifically to highlight the difference with the standard Jaguar XE. All that for the sake of weighing 1,745 kg.