Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is Quickest Production Sedan Around the ’Ring
Subscribe to the Free

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is Quickest Production Sedan Around the ’Ring

The latest Green Hell raiser

Kelly Pleskot
Nov 29, 2017

Jaguar's new road-going track star has just become the world's quickest four-door production sedan at Germany's famed Nürburgring Nordschleife. The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 set a new lap record on the "Green Hell" for a production sedan: 7 minutes and 21.23 seconds.

The Jaguar is about 11 seconds quicker than the previous record holder, the Alfa Romeo Giulia. This model, which won Motor Trend's 2018 Car of the Year award, ran through the 'Ring in 7:32. The Porsche Panamera Turbo had previously lapped the 'Ring in 7:38.

The British beauty doesn't quite measure up to the Subaru WRX STI Type RA NBR Special, which achieved a time of 6:57.5 seconds, but that car has too many modifications to qualify as a production car.

The Project 8 packs a 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 with 592 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Jaguar estimates a 0-60 time of just 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 front three quarter Photo 2/19   |   Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is Quickest Production Sedan Around the ’Ring

Although the Project 8 starts life as an aluminum body shell of the XE, it's very different from its more pedestrian counterpart. Only the roof panel and front door skins are left unchanged, and three quarters of the mechanical hardware is new. Carbon fiber makes up the front bumper, hood, side skirts, adjustable front splitter, rear bumper, and rear diffuser. The use of this material helps keep weight down to 3,847 pounds.

Jaguar is limiting production of the XE SV Project 8 to 300 units worldwide. It will be available in the U.S. next year with prices starting at $188,495.

Source: Jaguar

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Nurburgring Record Photo 3/19   |   Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is Quickest Production Sedan Around the ’Ring
By Kelly Pleskot
355 Articles



Inspiration in car building can come from just about any direction and, more often than not, thrives when influence from outside the norm works its way into a builder’s final product, and this 1991 Honda Civic is a prime example of that notion. Borrowing from multiple styles helped create a one-of-a-kind ED chassis Civic that
RodrezApr 22, 2021
Fourteen years is an eternity for a chassis to remain in production without a complete redesign. We rarely see cars, even special interest or sportscars eclipsing the 10-year mark in the Japanese vehicle realm with a single chassis. Sure, it happens, but it’s not a common occurrence though Nissan seems to push those limits as
RodrezApr 19, 2021
Alright, you know the drill: new car is introduced and immediately it’s regarded as the worst design of all time, a product of car X and car Y creating an unwanted baby, and, of course, the always popular, “they should have asked me to design it.” It’s expected in modern times, especially with social media’s
RodrezApr 16, 2021
If there’s a Bentley Continental hovering around your neighborhood, chances are it accelerates only rapidly enough to jump in front of the next guy on its way to Starbucks for that $8 latte. It probably doesn’t have any intention of attacking the clock at a weekend track day, and certainly doesn’t aspire to climb a
RodrezApr 15, 2021
Nothing makes Super Street fans angrier than a prototype or rendering and up until now, that’s all we could offer regarding the 11th gen. Honda Civic. The burnt orange Civic sedan prototype that we talked about in November of last year signified a new direction for Honda who, at least in the enthusiast market, spent
RodrezApr 15, 2021
Sponsored Links