The unique F-Type Jaguar was about to show at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed has made its appearance on the internet. Called Project 7, the single-seater is based on the F-Type but draws inspiration from the iconic D-Type. It's as unique as it sounds, especially with the updated exterior and interior styling.
Named acknowledging Jaguar's seven wins in LeMans, the car will be driven around the Goodwood Hill with Jaguar's Mike Cross behind the wheel. Powering the car is a 5-litre supercharged V8 engine, as found in the F-Type V8 S but tuned to develop more power (550PS and 680Nm here) in the Project 7. The power is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed Quickshift gearbox and an electronic differential. Also, use of carbon-fibre, a lowered stance, a specially tuned suspension system and a free-flow exhaust make the car more special, as does the blue paintwork.
The team at Jaguar worked hard to make the Project 7 a reality, taking just four month to convert it from a design sketch by Jaguar's designer Cesar Pieri to the final car you see here. The design team, led by none other than Ian Callum, which included Cesar Pieriand Alister Whelan has done a remarkable job and the Project 7 takes the beauty of the F-Type to a different level. It blends the old school charm of racecars like the D-Type with the modern looks of the F-Type.
While it would be interesting to see Jaguar's Chief Engineer Mike Cross drive it at the Festival of Speed, we hope Jaguar plans to make a limited run variant of the F-Type, something on the lines of the Project 7. As for the Project 7, it remains a one-off and as desirable as the original D-Type must have been.
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