As we all know, one of the features of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 is the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Jaguar have chosen to celebrate the event with a rather unique concept. The Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Speedster celebrates Jaguar’s Le Mans history, as the name suggests, the British marque has taken the top title 7 times!
To turn the regular Jaguar F-Type convertible into a true speedster, Jaguar removed the entire fabric roof and its lifting system and fitted the car with a low-slung windscreen, a new livery as well as a prominent rear buttress behind the driver’s head which includes a rollover hoop. Other design differences include a new carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts, a larger rear diffuser, 20-inch Blade forged-alloy wheels completed with carbon fiber accents, new bonnet vents, side mirrors, larger air intakes at the front as well as the prominent fixed rear spoiler with a 14-degree angle.
Under the hood, the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Speedster utilises the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 as the standard Jaguar F-Type V8 S. However, Jaguar engineers managed to increase horsepower by 54 ponies and 41lb-ft of torque bringing the total figure up to 542hp and 501lb-ft of torque. Consequently, the Project 7 can hit 60mph in just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 186mph.
Inside, the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Speedster features diamond pattern leather trim, carbon fiber inserts, machined aluminium paddles and a sports steering wheel. However, the most prominent interior change is the removal of the passenger seat which has been replaced with a unique helmet holder.
For all the details on the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Speedster check out our earlier post!