Jaguar Australia has announced it will have for sale ten units of the F-Type Project 7, a special model paying tribute to one of Jag’s most successful race cars.

Introduced in 2014 to celebrate the D-Type’s 60th birthday, the hand-built F-Type Project 7 is the first performance vehicle from Special Operations and is a follow-up to the namesake concept from 2013. The high-performance, two-seater roadster is being produced in a limited quantity of just 250 units and 10 of them are heading to Australia where Jaguar is asking no less than $339,610 (AUD).

In terms of performance, the F-Type Project 7 runs the 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint in only 3.9 seconds before topping out at an electronically-capped 186 mph (300 kph). Its heart and soul is a mighty supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine churning 575 horsepower (423 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (700 newton meters) of torque delivered to the rear axle via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

To stop those 20-inch glossy black alloys efficiently, Jaguar has fitted the F-Type Project 7 with standard carbon ceramic brakes (398 mm front & 380 mm rear) coupled to six-piston front and four-piston rear monobloc calipers.

All things considered, the very special F-Type is a perfect tribute to the iconic D-Type which triumphed at the Le Mans endurance race three times (1955-1957). At the same time, the Project 7 demonstrates the tremendous engineering potential of JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division which has plans to work on smaller engines and on EVs as well.

Source: Jaguar Australia

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