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JLR Special Ops spawned cars debut at Pebble Beach

JLR Special Ops spawned cars debut at Pebble Beach image

Text: / Photos: Jaguar and Land Rover North America | posted August 19, 2014 08:04

Showcased three high performance models

Jaguar and Land Rover debuted three vehicles together at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. the Range Rover Sport SVR, the U.S. Production of the Jaguar F-type Project 7 and the prototype of the Jaguar Lightweight E-type.

All three vehicles are from the Jaguar Land Rover newly created Special Operations division that focuses on designing and engineering high specification vehicles, bespoke commisions, heritage products and branded goods.

The event was opened by the President & CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America, Joe Eberhardt while John Edwards, Managing Director of Special Operations, Jaguar Land Rover, and Director of Design, Ian Callum took charge of unveiling the three vehicles.

The Range Rover Sport SVR

The Range Rover Sport SVR is dubbed as the “most dynamically focused Land Rover vehicle ever produced.” It is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that delivers 558 PS with 680 Nm of torque. Power is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive chassis. It can aceelerate from 0-97 km/h in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 261 km/h. Pricing for the Range Rover Sport SVR will start at USD 110,475 (around PHP 4.9 million).

The Jaguar F-type Project 7

The U.S. Production version of the Jaguar F-type Project 7 is an all-aluminum, road-legal two-seater roadster with bespoke carbon-fiber aerodynamic aids. The vehicle is meant to celebrate the automaker's seven overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that generates 583 PS with 680 Nm of torque. The Jaguar F-type Project 7 has a starting price of USD 165,000 (around PHP 7.3 million).

The Jaguar Lightweight E-type

Another vehicle showcased by the company is the Lightweight E-type, the first recreation from the Special Operation Jaguar Heritage team. The vehicle was hand-built by Jaguar craftsment in a new facility at Browns Lane in England. The Bristish company announced that they would recreate six Lightweight E-type vehicles and it will be built according to the specification of the original model produced in 1964. It is equipped with an aluminum 3.8-liter engine that produces 344 PS with 380 Nm of torque. Power is mated to a four-speed close-ratio manual transmission.