Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Production Model

If you're well-versed on the history of Jaguar, you likely know that back in the '50s, Jaguar released a legendary race car dubbed the D-Type which had no less than three victories in the Le Mans 24-hour race. It's now been 60 years since the D-Type first hit the track and to celebrate the anniversary, Jaguar is building a D-Type-inspired Jaguar F-Type Project 7 production model which will get a limited release.

Again, if you're familiar with the recent ongoings of the luxury automaker, you know that Jaguar unveiled the F-Type Project 7 concept car last year. The production model is expected to draw a ton of styling cues from the conceptual design, however, it's not likely that we will ever get one here at Jaguar Orland Park near Oak Lawn IL. That's because only 250 of the performance-driven F-Type models will be built.

With such a limited release, these F-Type Project 7 production models are going to get snatched up quick. In fact, it was just announced that the 65 models that will be making their way to the UK are already sold out and there are more than a hundred potential buyers on the waiting list. We haven't heard anything about the future of the US models, but it's likely that they will sell out just as fast.

As if the rarity of the models isn't enough, the F-Type Project 7 will be the fastest, most-powerful production model Jaguar has ever manufactured. It's expected to equip a specially tuned version of Jaguar's 5.0-liter supercharged V8, giving it an output of 575 horsepower and allowing it to go from zero to 60 in an astounding 3.8 seconds. For safety reasons, the engine will be limited to 186 mph.

It's unfortunate that we won't be seeing the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 production model here in Tinley Park IL, but that doesn't stop us from getting excited about the announcement of the new model. We just hope that we'll be able to catch a glimpse of it in person when it hits the market in the middle of next year.

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