The fastest four-door around the Nurburgring is the Jaguar XE SV Project 8. Little praises for what purpose it would serve on the road, but no doubting its raw power on the track.
Mixed reviews have come from those who so far got a glance of XE SV Project 8. What was it built for? A luxurious drive, a track drive with luxury trimmings? Or all of the above? Well, for the most part, most have classified it as a rough-rider.
Jaguar’s going for the track feel over the luxury feel with the new XE SV Project 8. So much so, it has already broken the lap record for fastest four-door on the Nurburgring.
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"The hardcore Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has broken its own Nürburgring lap record for a four-door production car by 2.9 seconds, lapping the circuit in 7min 18.361sec.The new time was set by Project 8 development driver Vincent Radermecker, who was also at the wheel when the car initially broke the record with a 7min 21.23sec lap time in November 2017."
How with no changes made?
As per AUTOCAR, there were no changes made to the motor as well as no mods to the already powerful Project 8’s 592bhp supercharged 5.0-litre V8. But Jaguar did make adjustments with the grip rounding the track.
"Jaguar said a set of new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R road tyres were fitted to “maximise performance and steering precision”."
Happy days for the British make
This has elevated the mood ahead of mass production which is said to be rolling out in full throttle come closer to the end of the year. This news and recording-breaking run couldn’t have come at a better time for team Jaguar and those who are waiting potentially for the XE SV Project 8.
"This new official record time is a fitting reward for everyone who has played a part in pushing the boundaries for our customers with Project 8. (via AUTOCAR.com)"