The largest-in-the-world Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sports sedan could reduce its Nürburgring Nordschleife (12.8 mi / 20.6 km) lap time to record 7 minutes 18,361 seconds.
A 2-seat Track Pack modification of the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 with Vincent Radermecker from the development team behind the wheel broke the record at the Nurburgring.
The car reduced the lap time by 2.9 seconds compared to last-year result, and outran other 4-door sedans by 7 seconds. It used series Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires.
The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 developed by Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division is the first mid-class vehicle that has set the official record of 7 minutes 23,164 seconds for the Nurburgring track of 12.9 mi (20.8 km).
The record-holder is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter 600-hp V8 engine. Thanks to it, the car is able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and speed up to max 199 mph (320 km/h).
The flat and fully closed body bottom provides improved aerodynamics, which plays a key role for car performance.
Production of a limited edition Jaguar XE SV Project 8 will end this year.
Three 4-door modifications are available: lightweight 2-seat Track Pack, 4-seat one with Track Pack’s performance and aerodynamics, as well as Touring with a hidden fixed rear spoiler and an unrivaled Q-car status (there just 15 such vehicles in the world).
Source: Jaguar Land Rover