SIDEWAYS ACTION: Only 300 441kW 5.0-litre supercharged V8 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 track specials will be produced, and cost around $250,000
SIDEWAYS ACTION: Only 300 441kW 5.0-litre supercharged V8 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 track specials will be produced, and cost around $250,000 JAGUAR

Most powerful Jaguar ever revealed: the XE SV Project 8

THE first pictures of the most powerful Jaguar road car ever have been revealed, rather suitably burning its rear tyres in delightful drifts.  

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8, of which only 300 will be made, is good for 322kmh (200mph) and hits 100kmh in 3.7-seconds - true supercar performance for this compact four-door sedan.  

It uses a 441kW 5.0-litre supercharged V8, rear-wheel drive, has manually adjustable ride height, carbon brakes, smart aerodynamics and what Jag calls Intelligent Driveline Dynamics settings for track use.

Strangely for a British car, and highlighting its perceived track use and appeal to the North American market, the Project 8 will only be available in left-hand drive.  

That sadly means we'll not be seeing any official Project 8s in Australia, but if you can secure one in the UK they're priced from the equivalent of about $250,000 AUD.


‘Illegal’ police search nets guns, drugs and cash

premium_icon ‘Illegal’ police search nets guns, drugs and cash

‘What right do they have to do that’: Magistrate questions police search of vehicle...

Community ‘disgusted’ with dust levels in CQ town

premium_icon Community ‘disgusted’ with dust levels in CQ town

Residents say there is just as much coal dust in their homes as mine site...

CQ council to reduce street sizes to save millions

premium_icon CQ council to reduce street sizes to save millions

The proposed changes will see Blackwater streets reduced from four lanes to two...