Jaguar simply stunned the automotive world when the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Speedster Concept debuted at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013. Paying homage to the extremely successful Jaguar D-Type multiple Le Mans winner, the Project 7 could very well be just one of many one-off cars developed by Jaguar in the coming years.
While speaking with Autocar, an unnamed company insider said, “As ever, we’ll evaluate the success of a project and see if it’s worth repeating, but it’s already clear that Project 7 has generated a lot of interest for us.” Additionally, the insider went onto shut down recent rumors that the Jaguar F-Type Project Speedster Concept was hinting hint at a return to endurance racing for the British automaker.
“In time there may be a business case for racing, especially with the F-type,” they said. “But as things stand we have enough to keep us busy evolving the existing range and planning new models. Project 7 is a show car built very much around the enthusiasm of our chief designer and proud Scot, Ian Callum.”
As a reminder, 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.