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Jaguar Project 7 Debuts as D-Type Wins Le Mans Classic

By   |   08 July,2014

The Jaguar F-Type Project 7 made its dynamic debut in front of packed crowds during the Le Mans Classic race meeting over the weekend of 4-6 July. In celebration of the Jaguar D-type’s 60th anniversary, a car which won at Le Mans three times and which inspired Project 7’s genesis, the Project 7 completed its demonstration laps throughout the weekend alongside the very first D-type ever built, and with several examples of the all-new F-Type R Coupé.

On-track, numerous Jaguars competed throughout the 24 hours of Le Mans Classic, but the highlight was the victory in Grid 3 (for cars from 1957-1961) by the Jaguar D-type driven by Gary Pearson and journalist Chris Harris.

The Project 7 is a fully road legal two-seater roadster, which will be built by Jaguar Land Rover’s newly established Special Operations division. Built of an all aluminium construction and with bespoke carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids, a unique suspension tune, 80kg weight reduction and a 567 bhp power output, the Project 7 will deliver a truly focused driving experience. Carbon ceramic brakes, torque vectoring by braking and race-inspired seats are all standard features. A 0-100 kph time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 300 kph make the Project 7 even more desirable than it already is.

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