When a manufacturer like Jaguar, has a rich history of success in motorsports, it’s natural to want to remind the public of its tradition. That is why they created the concept Project 7. The number 7 in the title of this unique car symbolizes victories by the Jaguar manufacturer achieved at Le Mans in the period from 1951 to 1990. Project 7 is designed for only four months, and as the basis has served Jaguar’s latest commercial advantage, the model F-Type.
However, the basic for retro inspiration of this car is its famous Jaguar D-Type from whom he “borrowed” part of the body look, behind the driver, in which is integrated roll-bar protection in case of a rollover. Compared to the F-Type it was also changed the front part of the car that got the large side air vents and a different bumper. In addition, there are various aerodynamic additions of carbon fiber, such as a large rear spoiler. Project 7 is equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P Zero tires.
Cabin exudes a retro atmosphere through specially stitched racing seat. In addition, the interior is refined with elements which are also made of carbon fiber. Since the car is intended for race track competition, the front passenger seat was ejected as superfluous, and instead there is a tray that can be placed helmet. In order to design the car had adequate support, the 5.0 liter V8 engine from the Jaguar F-Type was upgraded to 405 kW / 550 hp, while peak torque is 680 Nm. The engine is mated to a eight-shift Quickshift automatic gearbox. Jaguar Project 7 speeds to 60mph in 4.2 s, and the maximum speed is limited to 180mph. The concept of Project 7 will premiere at the upcoming event, the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013.