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Jaguar Reveals One-off Project 7

Based on the new F-Type with D-Type-inspired fairing, the single-seater design study will make its debut at Goodwood this weekend.

It took just four months to go from experimental sketch to fully-functional sports car, and Jaguar’s F-Type-based Project 7 concept is now ready to make its dynamic debut at the Goodwood FoS on Friday. Under the watchful eye of Design Director Ian Callum, the Project 7, penned by Jaguar designer Cesar Pieri, is essentially a roofless F-Type sporting new D-type-inspired rear fairing with a rollover hoop, a lowered windshield, restyled front bumper and bespoke carbon-fiber elements including a front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, fixed rear spoiler, side louvres, and hood vents.

Other unique design features include C-X16-inspired carbon and aluminum wing mirrors, a new nose design with revised air intakes and a set of 20-inch Blade alloys with carbon-fiber inserts. Project 7 is named after Jaguar’s seven Le Mans victories and coated in blue paint reminiscent of the 56/57-winning D-type.

The design study's unique interior boasts a single composite bucket seat lowered by 30mm, a helmet holder instead of a passenger seat, four-point racing harness, and custom trim. Under the hood, Jag’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8 has been turned up to 550 hp and 502 lb-ft, a 55 hp and 41 lb-ft increase on the F-Type V8 S (but with matching performance figures), which is sent to the rear wheels via the marque's eight-speed Quickshift box. The Project 7 also features a free-flow exhaust finished in ceramic, a 10 mm lower ride height and unique suspension setup. This is sure to be one of the stars of the Festival and we hope to bring your pictures of it in the metal.

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