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Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations XE SV Project 8 in orange on grey slabs


The most extreme performance Jaguar ever takes on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.


With 600PS from a 5.0 litre Supercharged V8 engine, Project 8 is the most powerful road legal Jaguar in history. Total production will be strictly limited to 300 cars worldwide, each one hand-assembled at the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, England. Choose between the two-seat Track Pack version and a road-biased four-seater – both exclusively available in left hand drive. Prototype versions have been running at proving grounds across Europe, the most famous of which is the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Project 8 has achieved the fastest lap ever for a Jaguar on the Nordschleife, faster than any other four door production-intent sedan in history and faster than many renowned supercars.

Front view of a Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations XE SV Project 8 in orange
Rear view of a Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations XE SV Project 8 in orange
Interior of a Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations XE SV Project 8 in orange


SVO creates the ultimate Jaguar vehicles: the fastest, and the most luxurious, incorporating the highest levels of technology. Our specialist engineers, designers and craftsmen enable our most discerning clients to indulge their passion for Jaguar. The result is always exclusive, desirable and collectible.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 in orange from behind, next to a Jaguar F-TYPE SVR inside the Special Vehicle Operations Centre
  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8 in blue on a race track


    Engineered to be the world’s most exhilarating sports saloon, Project 8 uses motor sport derived suspension and a modified All Wheel Drive system for outstanding driver feel and agility. Damper mounts are ball-jointed to improve response and there are two ride heights – one for the road and a 15mm lower setting for the track.

  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8 in blue on a race track from behind


    The heart of the car is Jaguar’s legendary supercharged V8. But speed and driving exhilaration aren’t just about power. Jaguar’s pioneering Lightweight Aluminium Architecture combined with Project 8’s extensive use of carbon fibre – for the bonnet, bumpers, fenders, side skirts, front splitter and rear aero wing – keep weight to a minimum.


  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Rear Wing in orange, with blue lines highlighting the air direction over the car


    Project 8’s body has been extensively redesigned to offer aerodynamic performance essential for a 322kmh car. This includes an adjustable deep front splitter, rear diffuser and a large adjustable rear aero wing. The wing’s angle of attack can be fine tuned either to reduce drag or maximise downforce – producing up to 122kg of downforce once you reach 299kmh.

  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8 spinning wheel on a race track


    The supercharged V8 engine and lightweight body assure astonishing performance. But stopping power is just as important for a 322kmh car. Project 8 has the largest and most technologically advanced brakes ever fitted to a Jaguar – vast 400mm carbon ceramic discs with huge 6 piston calipers up front. They’re light too, saving 18kg.

  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8in blue coming round the bend on a race track


    All Wheel Drive ensures superb responsiveness, traction and agility. No Jaguar feels more ‘alive’. The handling is rear-drive biased, like a two-door supercar. The Intelligent Driveline Dynamics includes an Electronic Active Differential, as part of the advanced computer-controlled drive set-up. For ultimate performance, Project 8’s uniquely tuned version of Adaptive Dynamics includes a new Track Mode.

  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8 racing seats


    Customers who select the track-oriented 2 seat version of Project 8 will benefit from carbon fibre racing seats, fitted with a four-point competition harness, affixed to a retention hoop. The 4 seat model features special lightweight magnesium-framed performance front seats with Ebony leather and Oyster contrast stitching, throughout.

  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8 in black with an gold strip running from the front to the back of the car


    Project 8 is offered in 3 standard colours, as well as five optional SVO Premium Palette colours. To make the car truly unique – a genuine one-off – choose the Bespoke by SVO edition. This includes a choice of 10,000 further body and accent colours plus bespoke racing-inspired decals, painted brake calipers, commissioning plaque, and much more.

  • Jaguar XE SV Project 8 wheels featuring the Jaguar badge


    The special lightweight forged alloy wheels are stronger and lighter than conventional cast alloy, delivering superior handling. The wheel’s unique design reduces drag by 7 counts, while specially developed Michelin Sport Cup 2 tyres combine outstanding grip with comfort – making them perfect for road or track.

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 engine and wheel structure


Project 8 is the fastest Jaguar saloon ever. Its 5.0 litre supercharged V8 produces 600PS and 700Nm of torque, making it the most powerful engine ever fitted to a Jaguar road car. Maximum speed is 322kmh and 0-100kmh takes just 3.7 seconds. While the car’s 8-speed transmission can manually paddle shift in just 0.2 seconds – faster than the blink of an eye.

Two Jaguar SV XE Project 8 one black, one white on a road with dark clouds overhead