Following yesterday's leak and vague official announcement, Jaguar has finally detailed the F-Type Project 7.
Designed to pay tribute to the D-Type, the limited edition model was created by the company's Special Operations division and closely echoes the Project 7 concept. As a result, the car has been equipped with a carbon fiber body kit that includes a front splitter, aerodynamic side skirts, a rear diffuser and an adjustable rear wing. The model also has a lowered windscreen, carbon fiber accents and 20-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero tires. Other highlights include an active sports exhaust system and a Bimini roof that can be stored in the boot when not in use. The model will be available in five colors including Ultra Blue, Caldera Red, British Racing Green, Ultimate Black and Glacier White.
The cabin echoes the standard F-Type but comes nicely equipped with diamond quilted leather sport seats, carbon fiber trim and an Alcantara or leather-wrapped steering wheel. There are also aluminum gearshift paddles, "Project 7" sill plates and an individually-numbered plaque signed by Ian Callum.
Power is provided by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 575 PS (423 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed Quickshift transmission which enables the1585 kg (3495 lbs) roadster to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).
Speaking of performance, the F-Type Project 7 has been equipped with an active rear differential, carbon ceramic matrix brakes and a torque vectoring system. Engineers also installed new front suspension knuckles, beefier anti-roll bars, a retuned Dynamic Stability Control system and an Adaptive Dynamics system which adjusts the damper rates up to 500 times a second.
According to Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations Managing Director John Edwards, "Special Operations exists to develop a suite of products and services that enable our most discerning and enthusiastic customers to indulge their passion for our cars. F-Type Project 7 is a perfect example of one such product. It's the most powerful production Jaguar ever built, and pays homage to Jaguar's seven outright Le Mans victories with distinctive design cues inspired by the Jaguar D-type which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year."
Production will be limited to 250 units and the first deliveries are slated to occur in mid-2015.
Check out the press release for additional information