The duo of special projects of the British brand are looking for a new owner. Both cars are like new.
In 2013, a limited edition Jaguar F-Type named Project 7 was born in the Special Vehicle Operations division. It was intended for only 250 selected ones and you could recognize it quite easily from other convertibles of the brand – a lot of carbon on the outside, a rear wing, a lollipop plus a diffuser and most importantly an aerodynamic hump behind the driver in places where a folding roof is usually located.
The bodykit reportedly increased the downforce by 177%, the performance of the supercharged five-liter eight-cylinder jumped to 423 kW (575 hp). One such piece is now for sale at Iconic Auctioneers. It has driven only 488 miles, or 785 kilometers. The car was first registered in 2016 and has a special Goodwood Blue metallic finish. The new owner will also get a helmet and all the documentation – just that the steering wheel is on the “wrong” side.
But that is not the problem of the second auctioned Jaguar. It is another limiter, this time the XE in the Project 8 version. Its engine produces 441 kW (600 hp) and 700 Nm of torque, on the outside it has an aggressive body kit and a wing that generates up to 122 kilograms of downforce at 300 km/h. Front discs made of carbon composite with a diameter of 40 centimeters crush six-piston brakes. Inside, there are seats with magnesium frames and four-point belts.
The XE was produced in three hundred copies, the piece being sold has traveled only 106 miles – i.e. 171 km. For the F-Type, the auction house gives an estimated price of 3.1 to 3.7 million crowns, the XE could be sold for around 2.6 million.