According to Jaguar’s Australian unit, ten examples of the limited series F-Type Project 7, a model paying homage to one of the most successful racers in the brand’s history, will become available in the country.
The hand-built F-Type Project 7 has been presented for the first time back in 2014 as an anniversary model for the D-Type’s 60th birthday, and back in the day it was the first performance vehicle from Special Operations. A road version of the namesake 2013 concept, the hardcore two-seater roadster is being manufactured in a very limited run of 250 units – ten of them will now be shipped Down Under, where the automaker is looking to grab a cool $339,610 (AUD).
The F-Type Project 7 will do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in just 3.9 seconds and will reach a maximum speed of 186 mph (300 km/h), imposed by the electronic limiter. Motivation is provided by the well known supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering 575 horsepower (423 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (700 Newton meters) of torque to the rear wheels using an eight-speed automatic transmission. Underneath the 20-inch glossy black alloys Jaguar has placed as standard equipment a set of carbon ceramic brakes (398 mm front & 380 mm rear) linked to ix-piston front and four-piston rear monobloc calipers. The limited edition F-Type is an homage to the iconic D-Type which took home the Le Mans endurance race trophy three times between 1955 and 1957.