Only 300 units of the four-door saloon with racing performance were built from this special manufactured Jaguar. It was truly a race-car with license plates.
Some car-manufacturers have a special department, team or crew of engineers who are preparing cars for racing. Jaguar has the SVO or Special Vehicle Operations. There, the engineers hand-built the most performant cars of the luxury British brand. Project 8 was based on the mid-size sedan, XE. The vehicle featured the most highly tuned version of Jaguar Land Rover's 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 gasoline engine that offered 600 hp. The engine was mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive transmission. The bodywork was equipped with motorsport-derived aerodynamics. Altogether with low weight, and the result was a 0-60 mph (0-97 kph) in 3.3 seconds. It was the fastest accelerating Jaguar to that time.
The interior was striped-down to bare essentials. Even the rear seats were optional, but the standard it had two carbon-fiber racing seats and four-point harnesses. The instrument cluster featured a 12.3" TFT display with full-screen 3D map view navigation, a 200 mph-plus (over 335 kph) and a track mode interface. The infotainment unit featured Dynamic-i with a stopwatch, g-meter, and other track-use information. Since it had a dual-view technology, it allowed the passenger and driver to view different content on the central screen simultaneously.
Giving the driver all the required information on speed, revs and dynamic performance, whether on-road or track, Project 8 features the latest Virtual 12.3-inch TFT Instrument Panel Display with full-screen 3D Map View navigation, a 200mph-plus speedometer and Track Mode interface directly behind the steering wheel.