Jaguar Project 7 concept sports car

The Jaguar Project 7 concept sports car is a single-seater based on the latest brand masterpiece 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE. The high performance roadster had its premiere at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed. The name of this car commemorates brand`s seven victories between 1951-1990 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit.

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Jaguar Project 7 Performance

The Jaguar racer is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. The powertrain of the Jaguar Project 7 generates 550-horsepower. The unique car accelerates from o to 60mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 186mph. The performance package includes a free-flow exhaust system and a calibrated spring and damper tune.

Jaguar Project 7 Aerodynamics

The aerodynamic modifications include carbon-fiber components such as front air splitter, side skirts, large rear diffuser,  fixed rear spoiler, side louvers and bonnet, and last but not least carbon-fiber and aluminum mirrors.

Jaguar Project 7 Design

The design of the one-off Jaguar Project 7 is inspired by classical racing cars. Jaguar engineers combined a high performance and exceptional styling captured in a breathtaking sports car. The one seat Jaguar is based on an all-aluminum architecture.

The Jaguar roadster is finished in an D-T ype-inspired Blue colour . The Jaguar Project 7 is fitted with 20-inch forged-alloy wheels.
The cabin is individualized by composite bucket seat which is lower than the F-Type passenger seats. The interior features carbon-fiber trims.

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Jaguar Project 7 concept car technical specifications

Engine

Capacity (cc): 5000
Cylinders: 8
Valves per cylinder: 4
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Bore/stroke (mm): 92.5/93.0
Bore/stroke (inches): 3.64/3.66
Transmission: Eight-speed ZF transmission with ‘Quickshift’ technology

Performance data

Acceleration
0-60mph (sec): 4.1
50-75mph (sec): 2.4

Maximum speed
186 MPH (electronically limited)
Power (HP@rpm): 550 @ 6500
Torque (lb ft@rpm): 502 @ 2500-5500

Wheels and tyres

Wheels: 20-inch “Blade” forged-alloy
Tires: Pirelli P Zero 255/30/20 (front) / 295/30/20 (rear)

At Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jaguar brand also presented its XJR, XFR-S and XKR-S GT models.

Jaguar XKR-S GT

The Jaguar XKR-S GT sports car will be built in a limited run of only 30 units. The engineers in Jaguar’s ETO division have developed a unique aerodynamic package and suspension for the latest Jag.

Jaguar XKR-S GT

The XKR-S GT comes with significant modifications such as carbon-fibre front splitter, dive planes, extended wheel arch spats, an elevated rear wing, and a rear diffuser.

The new front and rear suspension feature an increased camber, redesigned bushings, a steering system and faster steering ratio. The Jaguar XKR-S GT gets a
brake system with six and four-piston monoblock calipers combuned with 398mm and 380mm discs.

Jaguar XKR-S GT

The appearance of the sports Jaguar car is accentuated by a lightweight 20-inch forged wheels. The car is painted in a Polaris White colour.

The Jaguar XKR-S GT is powered by a 5.0 litre supercharged V8 engine producing 550hp. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 186mph.

The interior is styled in Warm Charcoal with red trims. Occupants are able to enjoy electrically adjustable performance seats.

Jaguar XKR-S GT

Bertone Jaguar B99 GT Concept

One of the most impressive projects of the Italian design house Bertone is the Jaguar B99 GT concept. The builder of exclusive luxury cars has transformed the elegant B99 sedan into a GT race track beast.

Bertone Jaguar B99 GT Concept

The Bertone Jaguar B99 GT Concept wears the same front doors, greenhouse, hood and trunk but the height has been lowered 100mm compared to the street version. The car is fitted with Pirelli PZero race tires measuring 325/30/19.

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Bertone Jaguar B99 GTDesign

The aggressive appearance of the Jaguar B99 GT concept is highlighted by enormous front spoiler. The side spoilers are fitted with big exhaust side pipes. The rear spoiler features a bi-level race characteristics.

The cabin is filled with a safety roll cage, and a full race drivers seat. The graphics are in fluorescent green in contrast with the silver body and the carbon fiber aerodynamics components.
Bretone has added Lucchi electric motors to the hybrid power system.

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Jaguar C-Type & D-Type

Jaguar Heritage Racing - Jaguar C-Type and D-Type Photos

Jaguar Heritage Racing - Jaguar C-Type and D-Type Photos

The British brand Jaguar revives its legendary racing cars C-Type and D-Type. Both will be racing in the upcoming motorsport competitions such as Goodwood, the Nürburgring and the Mille Miglia. The Jaguar C-Type  and D-Type are back on track for the first time since 1956.

The new C-Type” will be based on a new aluminum monocoque chassis.

Official Pressrelease

JAGUAR HERITAGE RACING IS GO!

12th March: Today marks the launch of Jaguar Heritage Racing, a programme which will see Jaguar return to the competitive arena through the vibrant world of historic motorsport. For the first time since 1956, works-supported C- and D-types will race again at venues including Goodwood and the Nürburgring, while the season-long programme will also see Jaguar Heritage Racing support numerous additional events on the historic motoring calendar. These include the Mille Miglia, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and each round of the E-type challenge in the UK – a series which in 2011 demonstrated the depth of global interest in historic motorsport, and in Jaguar’s participation specifically.

As Jaguar embarks on the most extensive new product development cycle in its history, it is the perfect time to invest in and celebrate its heritage. Says Jaguar Global Brand Director, Adrian Hallmark: “Jaguar is proud of its heritage, and it is a heritage that is both alive and ever evolving.

“Advanced engineering is part of our heritage – 2012 sees the 60th anniversary of Jaguar’s development of the disc brake for automotive use, and ten years since the marque introduced aerospace-inspired aluminium monocoque technology to its modern range, technology today used on both the XJ and XK. Forward looking design is part of our heritage – the poised intent of the C-X16 concept pushes the boundaries today just as much as the SS Jaguar 100 did in 1935. And racing is very much part of our heritage also – which is why we have launched the Jaguar Heritage Racing programme that this year will see Jaguar C- and D-types in competitive action.”

The first event at which Jaguar Heritage Racing will be present is the 2012 Mille Miglia retrospective in May. This year’s running of the Mille Miglia has particular significance for Jaguar as it marks 60 years since Sir Stirling Moss and Norman Dewis (then Jaguar’s chief development driver) took the start in the first disc-brake equipped C-type. Later that same year Sir Stirling Moss recorded the first win for a disc-braked car when he drove another C-type to victory at Reims, paving the way for the wide-scale use of the technology that we all take for granted today.

In August, the Jaguar Heritage Racing team will then be in competitive action at the AVD Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix. Often referred to as the ‘green hell’, the Nürburgring Nordschleife is regarded as one of the toughest tracks in the world, which is why Jaguar has a dedicated test facility located there running a rigorous durability and performance programme for its modern range.

Says Jaguar Land Rover Global Head of Communications, Frank Klaas: “The Nürburgring Nordschleife presents a unique automotive challenge that Jaguar’s development team continually subject our current and future models to in order to perfect their attributes of quality, durability and dynamic precision. To also see historic works Jaguars in competitive action at the Nürburgring this year will be fascinating.”

From Germany, the team will then head back to British shores for the Goodwood Revival in September. The undisputed jewel in the crown of the historic motor racing calendar, the Revival provides a dazzling backdrop of nostalgia for an equally dazzling array of competitive action in which the Jaguar Heritage Racing C- and D-type will play their part.

The Jaguar Heritage Racing programme is operated and managed by JD Classics, based in Maldon, Essex. An established player in the historic motorsport world, JD Classics will prepare both the C- and D-type Jaguars which will take to the track, and have responsibility for all race-day activities. Derek Hood, managing director, JD Classics, said: “Jaguars have been at the heart of our business for many years, and the opportunity to work with Jaguar Heritage Racing and ensure that the company is as well represented in historic motorsport today as it was when those same models competed in period is one we were only too happy to accept.”

The Jaguar Heritage Racing programme will supplement the activities of Jaguar Heritage – a charitable trust and custodians of an extensive collection of priceless models from Jaguar’s past, including the unique XJ13 prototype. Its cars are not campaigned competitively on-track, but will continue to be exhibited – and demonstrated – at a huge number of events during 2012.