The Jaguar Project 7 Concept Car is a one-off racecar built for one driver. It has a 550 horsepower, 5-liter supercharged V8. It can travel from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1-seconds with a maximum speed of 186 mph. Armed with “Quickshift” technology, the Jaguar Project 7 Concept Car has an eight-speed ZF transmission feeding power to the rear wheels via an active electronically controlled limited slip differential.
This all aluminum, single-seat roadster has carbon-fiber components and is based on the 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE.
“Project 7 is a single-seat sports car based on the F-TYPE, with the kind of racing-inspired form that designers dream about. It has one purpose: to be driven fast and enjoyed.Jaguar sports cars are known for exceptional performance and clean design. Project 7 captures that spirit in its purest form.” – -Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
The Jaguar Project 7 Concept Car’s name refers to Jaguar’s winning of Le Mans seven times between 1951 through 1990. The paintwork represents the victorious Jaguar D-type cars of 1956 and 1957.
“The overriding dynamic aim when developing the F-TYPE was ensuring connected feel; it’s a true, driver-focused sports car; agile, immediate, fast and, of course, fun. Having achieved that for the road, Project 7 has given us a unique opportunity to go that little bit further. It’s visceral in every sense – its response, its sound and its sheer performance. I’m very much looking forward to driving it at Goodwood.” – – Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity,Jaguar
Project 7 is not a static concept, but a fully-functional, high-performance sports car. The F-TYPE’s rigid all-aluminum architecture provides the perfect starting point, with power supplied by a 550hp supercharged 5-liter Jaguar V8 engine. This power is delivered to the rear wheels through an eight-speed ZF transmission with “Quickshift” technology, and an active electronically controlled limited slip differential. Project 7 also features a free-flow exhaust system with a ceramic finish, 10mm lower ride height and a custom-calibrated spring/damper tune.
“Jaguar’s sporting bloodline and innovative ambition are perfectly embodied by Project 7, both through its sensual design, and its shattering performance. Project 7’s Goodwood debut will provide a great stage to showcase the creativity of our design and engineering teams.” – -Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar
“When I saw this sketch of a low-screen, single-seat F-TYPE, I felt enthused by it and wanted to take it further. As designers, our very purpose is to disrupt – to turn the norm on its head and see if it still works – and here at Jaguar, we love to push the boundaries. As a team our challenge was to take this gem of an idea, work within the limitations of production feasibility, and create something worthwhile. So I encouraged Cesar and Alister Whelan, Chief Designer, Jaguar, to take it to the next stage and develop a workable concept, and with the support of key departments across the business, Project 7 was born.” – -Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar
Lovely car – no? Some of the styling cues might make it into production, but don’t expect to see the Jaguar Project 7 in any Jaguar dealership – ever. The Jaguar Project 7 Concept will be performing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Friday, July 12, 2013 through Sunday July 14, 2013.
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JAGUAR PROJECT 7: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS*
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Capacity (cc) 5000
Valves per cylinder 4
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke (mm) 92.5/93.0
Bore/stroke (inches) 3.64/3.66
Transmission Eight-speed ZF transmission with ‘Quickshift’ technology
0-60mph (sec) 4.1
50-75mph (sec) 2.4
Top speed 186 MPH (electronically limited)
Power (HP@rpm) 550@6500
Torque (lb ft@rpm) 502@2500-5500
Wheels 20-inch “Blade” forged-alloy
Tires Pirelli P Zero 255/30/20 (front) / 295/30/20 (rear)
*ALL FIGURES ARE MANUFACTURER’S ESTIMATES