Published on April 10th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
JAGUAR F-TYPE PROJECT 7 SUPERCAR In Malaysia
Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has announced that only two discerning motorists in Malaysia will have the privilege of owning the limited edition Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 supercar. F-TYPE Project 7 is the first Jaguar performance vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team. With production limited to just 250 units globally, Jaguar Land Rover has allocated two units of the hand-built supercar for the Malaysian market. Price is on application. Interested customers can contact Sime Darby AutoConneXion and SISMA Auto branches, which now carry both Jaguar and Land Rover models, for further information.
F-TYPE Project 7 is not only the most focused derivative of the award-winning F-TYPE range, but also the fastest and most powerful production Jaguar ever built.
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-litre stowage space.
The supercar’s power comes from Jaguar’s 5.0-litre 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 the EAD, enables extremely precise handling.
Bespoke carbon-fibre 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 – the engineering and vehicle division of Special Operations – 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 downforce-increasing aerodynamic modifications – including a carbon-fibre front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoiler. However, the single-seater concept has been transformed into a two-seater, with rollover hoops for both driver and passenger now integrated into the design.
“Special Operations exists to develop a suite of products and services that enable our most discerning and enthusiastic customers to indulge their passion for our cars. F-TYPE Project 7 is a perfect example of one such product. It’s the most powerful production Jaguar ever built, and pays homage to Jaguar’s seven outright Le Mans victories with distinctive design cues inspired by the Jaguar D-type,” said John Edwards, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations.
For more information on the latest Jaguar models available in Malaysia, please go to www.jaguarmalaysia.com.