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Christopher Bruce2013-07-10 13:18:41

Jaguar Reveals F-Type Project 7 Ahead of Goodwood

It takes inspiration from the D-Type but with the F-Type Design

 
 
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The Project 7 name comes from Jaguar's seven wins at Le Mans

Yesterday, JaguarJaguarJaguarUnited Kingdom, 1922 > present53 models
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16 videos
revealed its lineup for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and said that it would have a special design study of the F-TypeF-Type (modern) Gen.1Jaguar F-Type (modern) Gen.1United Kingdom, 2012 > present34 versions
104 photos
3 videos
on display. Today, Jaguar has revealed the design study, which it calls the Project 7F-Type Project 7Jaguar F-Type Project 7United Kingdom, 2013 > 201310 photos
1 video
, and it is a one-off design study that adds retro-inspired touches from the D-TypeD-TypeJaguar D-TypeUnited Kingdom, 1954 > 195715 photos
to the still-modern F-Type. The design is from Jaguar lead designer Ian Callum, and the name comes from Jaguar’s seven wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Project 7 transforms the F-Type into a single-seater inspired by 50s racers when drivers would show up to a race, strip out what was unneeded, race, and then put it all back in and drive home. The body is mostly aluminum, except for the fairing, front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser, which are made from carbon fiber. The design also features a steeper windshield angle. Inside, the interior is replaced is replaced by a single racing seat and helmet holder.

“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,” said Callum.

The engine is the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from the F-Type V8 SF-Type V8 SJaguar F-Type V8 SUnited Kingdom, 2012 > present7 photos
with 543hp and 502lb-ft of torque and an eight-speed automatic transmission. It gets the Project 7 to 60mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 186mph.

The Project 7 will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 12 and will be driven by Jaguar Chief Engineer Mike Cross.

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JaguarJaguar
F-Type (modern) Gen.1F-Type (modern) Gen.1
F-Type Project 7F-Type Project 7
Engine
V 8
Displacement
305 cu in
Top Speed
186 mph
Transmission
8, Automatic
Maximum power
550 hp @ 6500 rpm
Type
Single Seater
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
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price
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annual ownership cost
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