The Goodwood festival of speed held in the U.K witnessed the launch of the Jaguar Project 7, symbolizing the 7 victories of Jaguar during the years of 1951 to 1990 in the Le Mans race. The Project 7 with its aluminum body was created in just a span of 4 months, which in itself is a great achievement. The 7 is based on the F-type and features a D-type stimulated stern fairing with an incorporated rollover hoop. According to the Global Brand Director of Jaguar, Adrian Hallmark, the 7’s design is an engineering showcase of creativity, nothing less than flawless, he also stated that the 7 has a physical blueprint and the performance of the 7 is nothing less than overwhelming.
The 7 is fixed with a 5.0 liter supercharged V8 engine, that can generate 550 HP (horse power) and 680 NM (Newton meters) of Torque. It is also equipped with an 8 speed quick shift transmission gearbox. This enables the car to go from 0-100 kilometers an hour in just 4.2 seconds, and the top speed of the car is restricted to 300 kilometers per hour using an electronic speed limiter.
The 7 is a single-seater sports car, the car can be indicated as a race model by any common man with two eyes, the bulging at the driver headrest’s rear, the open top, spoiler, decals, side skirts, stern diffuser, slicing windshield, helmet holder and many more features will help in the indication. The car is just an advanced version of the Le Mans race car design, and also the blue color which has been used as the standard paint is a reminder of the Jaguar D-type which won the race in 1956/57.
The 7 is a mixture of old school design, with extreme performance. The car has been the creativity of the engineers who have really good taste. But more than all this, the 7 is a reminder of the glorious racing days of Jaguar. History relived.