Jaguar Is Now Offering A Race-Taxi Service Using Their XE SV Project 8 Car
Visitors to the Nürburgring in Germany can now experience the thrill of the fastest production four-door car to lap the legendary circuit, as the ultimate XE SV Project 8 with Track Pack becomes the latest Jaguar Race Taxi.
The Most Extreme Road-Legal Jaguar Ever
Project 8 is the highest performance road-legal Jaguar ever. It was designed, engineered and hand-assembled by Special Vehicle Operations. In November 2017 the 600PS 5.0-litre supercharged V8 Sedan, (Saloon if you’re British) beat some of the world’s fastest two-door coupes and supercars to set a record lap time of 7min 21.23sec, not bad for a car from Jaguar, which in the UK is not typically known for outright speed and agility, more for comfort and luxury.
Jaguar Landrover European Engineering Operations Manager, Phil Talboys, says:
The XE SV Project 8 demonstrated its incredible mix of raw speed and dynamic precision by setting a Nürburgring lap record last year. Now, visitors to this sensational circuit – which played a pivotal role in the development of the ultimate Jaguar XE – will get the chance to experience the full track capability of the world’s fastest four-door sedan.
Special Vehicle Operations Developed The Car At The Nürburgring Circuit
The Nürburgring was very important in the development of the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 car, with the SV Development, along with Jaguar’s team of engineers and drivers, being based at the circuit. The recipe proved a success, and the car is the most track-focused Special Vehicle Operations has ever produced.
With its dynamic design and aluminium-intensive monocoque, the Jaguar XE forms the perfect foundation for the enhanced performance of Project 8. Taking the already agile and responsive handling of the XE, extensive performance enhancements enable Project 8 to sprint from 0-60mph in 3.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 200mph! Yes, 200mph in a road legal Jaguar Saloon that can also put down the speed on track, it’s almost unbelievable.
The First Jaguar To Feature A ‘Track Mode’
Project 8 is studded with world-class motorsport technology; carbon fibre panels, adjustable aerodynamics, a unique suspension setup with adjustable ride height and camber. It’s the first road car with F1-style ceramic wheel bearings. It’s also the first Jaguar with a dedicated Track Mode, which activates electronic calibration settings tailored to circuit use.
The two-seat Track Pack-equipped Project 8 Race Taxi joins the 575PS four-seat XJR575 Race Taxi – the fastest and most powerful XJ in the luxury saloon’s 50-year history.
Jaguar Race Taxi experiences are available until the circuit closes in mid-November, and will be offered throughout the open season in 2019. Book for €199 per lap online at www.jaguar-experience.de. Gift vouchers are available.