PUNE: Tata Motors-owned British luxury carmaker, Jaguar Land Rover on Friday unveiled its Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Touring specification super sedan.
Interestingly, only 15 units of this four-seater Touring-specification edition will be produced by the carmaker's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division at its technical centre in Warwickshire, England.
Thus, the Touring specification will be the most exclusive Jaguar XE SV Project 8 derivative in the world. According to auto experts it will be priced over $1,90,000 in the European market.
The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 super sedan, which is the most powerful road legal Jaguar in history, is limited to 300 units worldwide costs around $1,85,495.
Powering Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Touring is the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine that is available with XE SV Project 8. The motor makes 600 PS and 700 N of torque and is offered with 8-speed transmission with paddle shift. This is also the most powerful powertrain ever fitted to a Jaguar road car.
"Project 8 has received outstanding critical acclaim since its launch, demonstrating the Special Vehicle Operations team's ability to create a compact Jaguar sedan with supercar-rivalling performance," Jamal Hameedi, Director at Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations Engineering, said.
Touring specification extends the appeal of Project 8 to performance car enthusiasts and collectors who prefer a more discreet appearance, without compromising its driver-focused on-road dynamics, he boasted.
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 320 kmph. However, the Touring-spec has been restrained a bit and makes 0-100 kmph in 3.7 seconds with a maximum speed of 300 kmph. Jaguar XE SV Project 8 features discreet fixed spoiler in place of rear aerodynamic wing.
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is the most powerful road-legal Jaguar in history. Only 300 units of this vehicle will be produced, with each one being hand-assembled at the SVO technical centre. The 15 units of the touring-spec will be produced in addition to the 300 units.