Jaguar has created a new sedan record for a road-going production vehicle at the Nurburgring. Jaguar XE SV Project 8 lapped the circuit in 7 minutes and 18.361 seconds. Jaguar first headed at this iconic German circuit in November of 2017 with XE SV Project 8. At that time, it lapped in 7 minutes and 21.23 seconds. It was driven by Vincent Radermecker that rode on a set of street-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires.
This time around, Jaguar XE SV Project 8 features Track pack that had its coilovers set in Track Mode along with front splitter and rear wing positioned for maximum downforce and stability. Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations engineering director Jamal Hameedi said that original Nurburgring time set by XE SV project 8 demonstrated extreme performance enveloped in world’s fastest production sedan. However, SV team is driven by motorsport mentality and they knew from the essence, Project 8 could go even faster. He further added that new official lap record time is a fitting reward for everyone who played a critical part in pushing boundaries for the customer with project 8.
Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is powered with supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that generates an impressive 592hp. Engine works in conjugation with eight-speed transmission that sends power to rear wheels. Jaguar clams that XE SV Project 8 can hit 60 mph from 0 in just 3.3 seconds before hitting the top speed of 200 mph. Production of Jaguar XE SV Project 8 will finish by end of this year and production is capped at 300 units.