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Most powerful Jaguar road car set of ME debut

DUBAI, 21 days ago

Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division will bring its latest high performance creation, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8, to Middle East automotive enthusiasts during the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show next month. 
 
The motor show is set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from November 14 – 18 November.
 
“Project 8 is the most extreme performance Jaguar ever and the second Collector’s Edition vehicle from SVO,” said Bruce Robertson, managing director, Jaguar Land Rover Mena. 
 
“Bringing the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 to the Middle East and for its debut at the Dubai International Motor Show was an easy decision. The event brings together the most passionate automotive enthusiasts from around the region and we’re excited to share our latest passion project with them.”
 
XE SV PROJECT 8
Project 8 exclusively features the most highly tuned version of Jaguar Land Rover’s 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol powertrain. The 600PS power unit, which has a Titanium Variable Active Exhaust, is complemented by Jaguar’s All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system and motorsport-derived aerodynamics to deliver a 322kph top speed and 0-100kph in 3.7sec, making Project 8 the fastest accelerating Jaguar yet.
 
Fundamental to the performance of the most track-focused car SVO has ever produced, Project 8 features a number of purposeful modifications to the award-winning XE’s lightweight aluminium body panels, including: Carbon fibre bumper with enhanced cooling ducts, vented carbon fibre bonnet, flared bodywork covering 20-inch forged aluminium alloy wheels, adjustable front splitter, flat underbody, rear carbon fibre bumper, rear diffuser and adjustable rear aerodynamic wing. Project 8 will be the lightest V8 sedan in the Jaguar range.
 
The high-performance theme continues inside, with subtle applications of gloss carbon fibre trim as well as Alcantara, on the rim of the Project 8 Sport steering wheel, instrument binnacle and door cards. The eight-speed Quickshift transmission can either be operated by aluminium paddle shifters behind the steering wheel or by a central Pistolshift lever – another first for XE. 
 
Project 8 is also the first Jaguar to feature a dedicated Track Mode, which tailors driveline and stability control systems for circuit use, and sharpens both throttle and steering responses for ultimate precision and driver feedback.
 
Eight body colour choices are available – three eye-catching standard colours: Fuji White, Narvik Black and Caldera Red, plus five enhanced SVO Design options incorporating colours and finishes from the SVO Premium Palette: Valencia Orange, Velocity Blue, Meribel White, Verbier Silver and Corris Grey (satin matte). 
 
Project 8 owners will also be able to personalise their car by opting for a wide range of  colours and finishes from the SVO Premium Palette range, which includes 19 colours in tri-coat, tinted clear coat, pearlescent, ChromaFlairTM and satin matte finishes. Race-inspired decal packs, accentuating Project 8’s high-performance attributes, are also available, the company said. –TradeArabia News Service
 



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