For the longest time, fans of the Jaguar XE could only dream of an M3 fighter… until now. The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is the latest special development from SVO, rivalling the BMW M4 GTS as an all-out track weapon. Beneath the muscled hood lies a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 cranking out 592 horsepower. It sends this to all corners through an 8-speed automatic transmission, while a big wing and broad tires help keep things glued to the tarmac. Carbon fiber bodywork adds sufficient weight savings, but buyers can opt for rear seat removal, a built-in roll-cage, and four point race harnesses. At $187,500, the XE SV Project 8 is pricey, but holds a certain amount of rarified allure.
|Project 8||5.0-liter V8 Gas Engine||8-Speed Quickshift Automatic||All wheel drive||$176,250||$187,500|