Don’t worry, it’s still packing nearly 600 horsepower.
Remember the Jaguar XE SV Project 8? The crazy fast, crazily-styled small sedan that tackled Laguna Seca with a 1:37 lap time. It was faster than both the Cadillac CTS-V and the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio around the track, thanks in part to its massive rear wing. Now, though, Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations have dialed back the car’s track-focused look by replacing that wing with a small spoiler on the trunk lid.
This ‘Touring’ specification aims to make the Jaguar Project 8 more ‘discreet’. Take that for what you will.
At the front, there’s still a bespoke front bumper and carbon fiber spoilers and skirts all around. It’s modified 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine still cranks out 592 horsepower. Jaguar claims the XE SV Project 8 Touring hits 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and can achieve a top speed of around 200 mph.
This may be a bit more of a sleeper — mind you, the carbon fiber and all the holes in the front still give the game away — but don’t expect to see one where you live. Jaguar is limiting production to just 15 units worldwide, so it’s incredibly unlikely you’ll ever see one.
Jaguar originally announced a production run of 300 units for the XE SV Project 8. Pricing for that model starts from £149,995 in the UK, or around $190,600. The company did not announce pricing for this Touring model with the rest of the specs. It is a more exclusive model, though, so it certainly won’t be cheap.