Jaguar XE SV PROJECT 8, the world’s fastest four-door sedan, beats its own Nürburgring Nordschleife record.

JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8: SUPERCAR SEDAN!JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8: SUPERCAR SEDAN!JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8: SUPERCAR SEDAN! lowers the fastest Nürburgring time for a four-door production car to 7 minutes 18.361seconds on the 20.6 kilometer Nordschleife lap on July 24, 2019. Project 8 development driver Vincent Radermecker returns to the legendary German circuit and cuts 2.9 seconds off his previous fastest time, set in November 2017

Officially verified records were achieved using off-the-shelf Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires. The Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations-developed 200-mph XE SV Project 8 has demonstrated its breadth of performance capability by setting the fastest Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time for a four-door production car again: 7 minutes 18.361seconds.

This new record time on the 20.6-kilometer (12.8-mile) lap is 2.9 seconds faster than Project 8’s previous benchmark set in November 2017 and 7 seconds faster than any other four-door production car has achieved. Project 8 is also the first vehicle to set an official whole lap record in the Nürburgring’s mid-range production car class, lapping the 20.8-kilometer (12.94-mile) circuit length in 7 minutes 23.164 seconds.

Returning to the legendary German circuit in a production-specification two-seat Track Pack version of Project 8 was development driver Vincent Radermecker. The car’s height-adjustable twin-spring coil-over suspension was set in ‘track’ ride height, with adjustable front splitter and carbon fiber rear aerodynamic wing positioned for maximum downforce and stability.

JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8: SUPERCAR SEDAN!To maximize performance and steering precision for the final record runs, Project 8 was fitted with new off-the-shelf ultra-high performance Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires. Tested and chosen by SV engineers for their capability on the track, the road-legal tires use rubber compounds directly transferred from Michelin’s competition tires.

Jamal Hameedi, Engineering Director, Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations, said: “The original Nürburgring time set by Jaguar XE SV Project 8 demonstrated the extreme performance envelope of the world’s fastest production sedan, but the SV team is driven by a motorsport mentality and we knew Project 8 could go even faster. This new official record time is a fitting reward for everyone who has played a part in pushing the boundaries for our customers with Project 8.”

Powered by the most highly tuned 600-PS version of Jaguar’s supercharged 5.0-liter V8, the all-wheel-drive Project 8 is capable of 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds) and a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Project 8 also features a fully enclosed flat underbody for enhanced aerodynamics, which is key to its performance.

JAGUAR XE SV PROJECT 8: SUPERCAR SEDAN!Production of the limited edition Project 8 will finish this year. There are three distinct four-door specifications available: Lightweight two-seat Track Pack (not available in Japan, USA or Canada) – as used for the record lap times, Four-seat configuration with same aero package and performance as Track Pack; Touring specification with discreet fixed rear spoiler – the ultimate Q-car, limited to 15 examples worldwide and 186 mph top speed. Prices for the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 start from £149,995 in the UK.

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