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Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Makes Debut At Le Mans Classic

Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 is set to make a dynamic debut at the Le Mans Classic. The race meeting will happen between 4th and 6th of July, where F-TYPE Project 7 will complete demonstration laps throughout the Le Mans Classic weekend. The vehicle is the most powerful and fastest production Jaguar designed and built up to date. At the official world premiere of the car at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, the interest of the customers exceeded the intended production run of a maximum of 250 units. 

In celebration of the Jaguar D-type’s 60th anniversary, F-TYPE Project 7 will complete its demonstration laps alongside the very first D-type ever built and with examples of the all-new F-TYPE R Coupé. The racing over the weekend splits into six grids. Each of the grids is celebrating an era of Le Mans’ history. The F-TYPE Project 7 demonstration laps will take place ahead of qualifying and race sessions for Grid 2.

Spanning 1949-1956, this grid will include two Jaguar-entered D-types. The drivers behind the wheel are the 1988 Jaguar Le Mans winner, Andy Wallace, Richard Meaden, Gary Pearson and Chris Harris. 

F-TYPE Project 7 is road-legal two-seater roadster. It will be built by Jaguar Land Rover’s newly established Special Operations division. It has an all aluminum construction and also features bespoke carbon-fiber aerodynamic aids, a unique suspension tune, 80kg weight reduction.

It is powered by 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, which delivers 575 hp (423 kW) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque. This means that F-TYPE Project 7 will deliver a truly focused driving experience. Carbon Ceramic brakes, Torque Vectoring by Braking and race-inspired seats are all standard features. 

2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Technical Specifications:


Engine capacity (cc)




Valves per cylinder


Compression ratio


Bore/stroke (mm)


Bore/stroke (inches)



8-speed ‘Quickshift’ ZF 8HP70


0-60mph (sec) 1


0-100km/h (sec) 1


Top speed (mph) 1

186, electronically limited

Top speed (km/h) 1

300, electronically limited

Power (HP@rpm)


Torque (lb ft@rpm)



20-inch ‘Storm’ alloy,
in gloss black

Tires – size

255/35/20 (front)

295/30/20 (rear)


Source: Jaguar