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Jaguar F-type Project 7 debuts at 2014 Le Mans Classic

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Text: / Photos: Jaguar | posted July 07, 2014 08:51

Makes appearance and performance to celebrate the Jaguar D-type's 60th anniversary.

After news of its production a few weeks ago at Goodwood, Jaguar is set to unleash its ‘most powerful and fastest production Jaguar to date,’ the Jaguar F-type Project 7.

It will be running alongside a Jaguar model that has won Le Mans three times and is the source of its inspiration, the Jaguar D-type, which celebrates its 60th anniversary.

The demo laps will take place ahead of qualifying and race sessions for Grid 2.  Spanning 1949-1956, this grid will include two Jaguar-entered D-types; drivers are 1988 Jaguar Le Mans winner, Andy Wallace, who will share with Richard Meaden, with Gary Pearson and Chris Harris also in action.

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The Jaguar F-type Project 7 is a fully road-legal two-seater roadster made of all aluminum construction and with bespoke carbon-fiber aerodynamic aids, a unique suspension tune, 80kg weight reduction, 575HP and 680Nm courtesy of  its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine.

It will reach 0-100 km/h in 3.9-sec with a top speed of 300km/h.

Promising a ‘focused driving experience,’ the F-Type Project 7 comes with Carbon Ceramic brakes, Torque Vectoring by Braking and race-inspired seats as standard features.

Jaguar says that customer interest for the F-type 7 project has exceeded the 250-unit planned production and that the demo laps at the Le Mans Classic Weekend July 4-6 may heighten interest further.