VIDEO: JAGUAR NAILS A NEW NURBURGRING RECORD WITH ITS XE SV PROJECT 8
Jaguar’s latest XE SV Project 8 is officially the fastest production four-door saloon around the 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife. The limited edition XE set a new lap record of 7m 21.23s, taking the crown from the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio by almost 11 seconds.
Under the hood of the XE Project 8 is a 592bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 with an eight-speed ZF gearbox and four-wheel drive. Jaguar says the Project 8 does 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds and hits a 200mph top speed.
To slow things down, the Jag has a set of carbon ceramic brakes fitted as standard. There's an optional, weight-saving Track Pack which removes the rear seats and throws in two carbon fibre racing buckets with four-point race harnesses for the driver and passenger.
There will be only 300 Project 8s and all will be left-hand drive. Best you get your order in quickly because over 100 had already been ordered before the car was revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed a couple of months ago.
The Project 8 may well be one of the most expensive at £149,995, but it's also one of the most powerful, and now it's the fastest in class too.
Hop on board in the video below to see the Jag take the title.