|The limited edition Jaguar F-Type Project 7 supercar is making its one-time, first ever premiere in the country at the 2015 Malaysia International Vintage and Classic Car (Asia Klasika Motor Festival), Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside, from 2 – 4 October.|
The stunningly hand-built Roadster, touted as the most powerful production Jaguar ever, is the star attraction at the 6th Malaysia International Vintage and Classic Car Showcase in Putrajaya. Alongside the F-Type Project 7 Roadster, there are the impressive Jaguar line-up comprising the XJ, XF and F-Type; in view of the marque’s 80th Anniversary.
F-Type Project 7 is not only the most focused derivative of the award-winning F-Type range, but also the fastest production Jaguar ever built. It is also the first Jaguar performance vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team. Its distinctive roadster body pays tribute to one of the most famous and iconic racing Jaguars: the three-time Le Mans winning D-type, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014. F-TYPE Project 7’s name pays homage to Jaguar’s seven outright Le Mans wins. It is fully road-legal, with a removable roof and 196-liter stowage space.
The supercar’s power comes from Jaguar’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine, now in 575PS/680Nm form, enabling the all-aluminium-bodied car, which weighs 1585kg, to achieve acceleration from 0-100km/h in 3.9-seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 300km/h.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through Jaguar’s eight-speed Quickshift transmission and second generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD). Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes are fitted as standard on F-Type Project 7, offering powerful, consistent, fade-free braking. Another standard feature is Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB) which, working in conjunction with EAD, enables precise handling.
Bespoke carbon-fiber aerodynamic aids and a unique suspension set-up enable F-Type Project 7 to deliver a truly engaging driving experience. While F-Type Project 7 features performance-focused engineering by Special Vehicle Operations (SVO), its design has been kept true to the head-turning lines of the original Project 7 concept.
Key design elements include the D-type-inspired fairing behind the driver’s head, shorter windshield, new front bumper and improved downforce. Observation from the outside entails a carbon-fiber front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoiler, as well as an integrated rollover hoop.
Remember to pop by the Classic and Vintage car showcase at Putrajaya this weekend to catch a glimpse of the amazing Jaguar F-Type Project 7…