At last month’s Monterey Car Week 2015, Jay Leno visited Jaguar and got to take the limited-edition F-Type Project 7 for a quick drive. Two years ago, the American TV host and comedian had the chance to drive the original Project 7 concept car and this was the very first time Leno has piloted the production car.

The Jaguar F-Type Project 7 represents the most performance-focused derivative of the acclaimed F-Type range and is the most performance focused Jaguar on sale. With 567 bhp and 680 Nm being produced from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8, the fully road-legal racer hits 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and keeps pulling to a top speed of 300 km/h, only stopped by an electronic limiter.

The Jaguar F-Type Project 7 features an all-aluminium body and as a result, the car weighs 80 kilograms less than the standard V8 convertible at 1585 kilograms. Power in fed to the rear wheels, which we are sure can burn rubber to the drivers hearts content, via an eight-speed Quickshift transmission and a second generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD) that first debuted on the R Coupe.

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