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Autocar already had the chance to test the new Jaguar Project 7 Concept on track, after it made its public appearance during Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Project 7 is based on Jaguar's acclaimed F-TYPE, its all-new, two-seater, convertible sports car and winner of the World Car Design of the Year 2013 award.

Key exterior design changes include a fairing behind the driver's head, bespoke carbon-fibre components - a new front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser, lowered windshield and restyled front bumper. 

Project 7's unique interior features a composite single-seat with racing harness, a helmet holder and custom trim. Project 7's name acknowledges Jaguar's winning of Le Mans seven times between 1951-1990 - a record for a British manufacturer - and its blue paintwork is reminiscent of the victorious Jaguar D-types of 1956/1957.

Project 7 is not a static concept, but a fully-functional, high-performance sports car. The F-TYPE's rigid all-aluminium architecture provides the perfect starting point, power coming from Jaguar's 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine in 550PS/680Nm form, an increase of 55PS and 55Nm over the F-TYPE V8 S.

In addition to the increase in power - delivered to the rear wheels through Jaguar's eight-speed Quickshift transmission and electronic active differential - Project 7 also features a free-flow exhaust system with a ceramic finish, 10mm lower ride height and a unique spring/damper tune.

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  1. 2004 Jaguar Concept Eight

    Engine: Supercharged AJ-V8, Power: 298.3 kw / 400.0 bhp @ 6100 rpm, Torque: 553 nm / 407.9 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
  2. 1954 Jaguar D-Type

    Engine: Cast Iron Inline-6, Power: 182.7 kw / 245 bhp, Torque: 325.4 nm / 240 ft lbs
  3. 1957 Jaguar E1A

    Engine: Inline-6, Power: 89.5 kw / 120 bhp @ 5750 rpm, Torque: 193 nm / 142.3 ft lbs @ 2000 rpm
  4. 1960 Jaguar E2A

    Engine: Inline-6, Power: 220.0 kw / 295 bhp @ 6800 rpmN/A
  5. 1961 Jaguar E-Type

    Engine: Inline-6, Power: 197.6 kw / 265.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm, Torque: 352.5 nm / 260.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm

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