Barely-Driven Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Is One Rare Cat

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The fastest four-door production car is an interesting buy.

Few other British car manufacturers can match Jaguar's rich racing heritage. The brand has delivered some of the most stunning racers ever produced, including the E-Type Lightweight Competition, and the simply gorgeous D-Type. Jaguar hasn't slowed down one bit in recent years, and still offers hardcore track versions of ordinary production models. One such car is the ultra-exclusive Jaguar XE SV Project 8.

This extreme version of the regular Jaguar XE is the perfect example of when a company decides to throw all the time and money into a project in the pursuit of maximum performance. Named the fastest four-door production car in the world in 2019, the Project 8 has managed to lap the Nurburgring in 7:21.23 minutes, and now an example with only 808 miles on the odometer is up for sale over at Bring a Trailer.

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This 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is one of only 300 produced and is made even more exclusive by the fact that only 35 made it to the United States. Under the hood hides a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 producing 592 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and the zero to sixty sprint is dealt with in only 3.3 seconds.

The car also features an electronic active differential with torque vectoring and manually adjustable aerodynamic elements. Keeping the Project 8 glued to the road is a set of 20-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, carbon-ceramic brakes, and height-adjustable coilovers.

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The exterior is finished in satin-effect SVO Verbier Silver paint and shares its doors and roof with the standard XE, but the rest of the body panels are bespoke carbon fiber and aluminum pieces. The front features a carbon fiber front bumper and hood with a heat extractor.

Inside, the Jag's seats are upholstered in black leather and Alcantara with silver contrast stitching, and there's even a Meridian sound system, head-up display, and dual-zone automatic climate control in play. The digital cluster includes a 220-mph speedometer and a tachometer with a 6,500-rpm redline.

The current bid on this exclusive machine stands at $80,000, and the auction ends in five days.

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