Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has announced the most powerful, agile and extreme performance Jaguar: the new XE SV Project 8. The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is scheduled for debut on 28 June, ahead of its world dynamic premiere at Goodwood Festival of Speed in UK on 30 June.
A prototype version of the 600PS Jaguar sports sedan offering supercar performance has now undertaken its debut test at the gruelling Nürburgring Nordschleife, adorned with an exclusive camouflage created by SVO Design. With the most highly tuned version of Jaguar Land Rover’s five-liter supercharged V8, Project 8 will become the second Collectors’ Edition vehicle from SVO, following the successful launch of Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 in 2014. No more than 300 cars, all hand-assembled at SVO’s Technical Center in Coventry U.K., will be created for sale worldwide.
Jaguar XE line-up in Malaysia
Having arrived in January 2016, the Jaguar XE line-up in Malaysia consists of the Jaguar XE Prestige, R-Sport and XE S. Price starts from RM340,000 for the Prestige, RM365,000 for the R-Sport and RM580,000 for the Jaguar XE S.
The main highlight for the rear-wheel drive Jaguar XE is none other than its aluminium-intensive monocoque, which stresses a whole lot on overall lightweight sentiments.
Inside, the Jaguar XE’s luxurious cabin offers high levels of comfort and spaciousness. Exquisite materials and finishes combined with Jaguar craftsmanship make this a class-beating interior that is unlike anything else in the segment.
Jaguar’s InControl Touch infotainment system takes center stage inside the XE, including the standard Jaguar Sound System or optional 380W Meridian Sound System.
Powertrain option valid for the XE starts with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, paired to 8-speed automatic transmission to allow 200 PS. At the same, the higher XEs, R-Sport and S, go with 240PS version on a similar 2.0-liter engine, and the S version is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged petrol engine for an unprecedented 340PS/450Nm, as well as 0 – 100 km/h dash in just 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155mph). Both R-Sport and S are also matched to an 8-xpeed gearbox.