Jaguar just revealed a F-Type variant of every racers dreams, the Project 7. It’s in concept form, and it’s an utter shame that it’s only been created to wow the crowds at the Festival of Speed. Yep, you guessed it, it’s another one-off!
It’s becoming quite annoying how Jaguar are failing to give us cars that us petrol-heads actually want, such as the C-X75, that is a supercar that belongs on the road, but Jaguar will keep it caged up.
The Project 7 Concept is based on the F-Type Roadster, and looks like a modern day successor of the Jaguar D-Type.
Based on the F-Type Roadster, the Jaguar Project 7 (the name refers to Jaguar’s seven Le Mans triumphs) is strictly a one-off design study designed to wow the crowds at the Festival of Speed.
The amazing thing is, that Jaguar’s designers actually turned it from sketch, to reality in just four-months, which is pretty impressive!
It features a new carbon-fibre front-splitter, side skirts and a rear diffuser. The windscreen been reduced down in size, giving the Project 7 a hint of D-Type. The rear features a fixed spoiler and a deeper front bumper design. The bonnet vents, wing mirrors and even inserts on those huge 20-inch alloy wheels feature carbon-fibre.
Having only space for the driver on the inside, the Project 7 Concept goes with a race-inspired theme.. Where the passenger would normally sit, is where the driver can keep his helmet, and the helmet itself goes with the cars’ theme by having it matching to the blue exterior paintwork. The seating position is also race-inspired, as the driver sits 30mm lower than the standard F-Type. Even the drivers’ seat has been changed to a composite bucket seat and is gripped by a four-point harness.
The power isn’t on the short-list, the Project 7 Concept incorporates a not-so-subtle 5.0-litre supercharged V8 from the original F-Type V8 S but with an extra 54bhp, taking the final figure to an astonishing 545bhp. Torque has also been increased from 625Nm to 680Nm
Under the bonnet is the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 as the F-Type V8 S but with an extra 54bhp, taking the total output to 545bhp. Torque also increases from 625Nm to 680Nm. Put the pedal to the metal and you’ll be hitting 0-60 in 4.1 seconds.