Rare 1-of-250 Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Roars onto eBay
From time to time, an automaker will create a concept car that’s just too sweet to keep locked away for eternity. One of the more recent examples of this phenomena came in the form of the Jaguar F-Type Project 7. Project 7 debuted as a concept at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, and it generated a veritable tsunami of rave reviews. Jaguar then had a choice—bin the idea forever or ride the wave and put the car into production. Thankfully, Jaguar chose the latter, and that’s how this car—an extremely rare 2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7—came to life. Only 250 Project 7 cars were scheduled to be built, and this one recently turned up on eBay in Salt Lake City, Utah. You won’t see one of these everyday. RELATED: See More Photos of the Rare 2015 Jaguar F-Type Project 7
According to Jaguar, the overall styling and profile of the Project 7 remembers the historic Jaguar D-Type race cars, which took consecutive Le Mans victories from 1955 to 1957. Unique touches like the F-Type’s widened grille and rear aero haunch (behind driver’s seat) help to draw clear parallels between the two road rockets. Though there’s nothing remotely ‘50s about how this car performs.
As its racy looks would dictate, the Jaguar Project 7 is a car of superlatives, in fact, with 575 horsepower and a zero to 60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, it’s the most powerful and quickest Jaguar production car ever built. The source of that turn of speed comes from the F-Type’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8, which also wields 502 lb.-ft. of twist. Top speed? An electronically-limited 186 mph.
In order to keep the car planted at speed, Jaguar has outfitted the Project 7 cars with a unique bumper, front splitter, rear wing, and a sportier suspension tune. Need to stop in a jiffy? Massive carbon ceramic brakes ensure that’s very possible.
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According to the eBay Motors blog, this rare car was ordered by owner Wayne Scholes as soon as he got word that Jaguar Project 7 would become more than just a concept. Scholes, who grew up in the UK, had once watched a neighbor restore a Jaguar XK120 roadster, at which point he realized his aspirations for a special Jag of his own. Considering he now owns one the rarest Jaguar production cars ever built—mission accomplished.
The car currently resides on the auction site with a mere 64 miles on its odometer, though bidding opens at a tall $100,000.
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