Jaguar F-Type Project 7 to make appearance at Asia Klasika Putrajaya

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 to make appearance at Asia Klasika Putrajaya

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The limited edition Jaguar F-Type Project 7 supercar will be making its first-ever appearance in Malaysia during the Asia Klasika Motor Festival 2015 at Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside this weekend, 2-4 October 2015.

The hand-built roadster, which is the most powerful production Jaguar ever built, will be a star attraction at the 6th Malaysia International Vintage and Classic Car Concours, a key part of the festival. Alongside the F-Type Project 7, Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (JLRM) and its authorised dealer Sisma Auto will also be showcasing three other Jaguar models – the XJ, XF and F-Type – as part of the British marque’s 80th Anniversary celebrations this year.

Jaguar F-Type Project 7_Static

“The surprise maiden appearance is a special treat for Jaguar fans and motoring fans in Malaysia as the F-Type Project 7 is one of the most coveted supercars today, with production limited to just 250 units globally,” said JLRM Managing Director Tuan Syed Mudzhar Syed Ali .

F-Type Project 7 is not only the most focused derivative of the award-winning F-Type range, but also the fastest production Jaguar ever built.  It is also the first Jaguar performance vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team.

Jaguar F-Type Project 7_Rear_Track

Its distinctive roadster body pays tribute to one of the most famous and iconic racing Jaguars: the three-time Le Mans winning D-type, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2014. F-Type Project 7’s name pays homage to Jaguar’s seven outright Le Mans wins. It is fully road-legal, with a removable roof and 196-litre stowage space.

The supercar’s power comes from Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine, now in 567hp/680Nm form, enabling the all-aluminium-bodied car – weighing 1,585kg – to achieve acceleration from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 300km/h.

Jaguar F-Type Project 7_Side_Garage

Power is sent to the rear wheels through Jaguar’s eight-speed Quickshift transmission and second generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD). Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes are fitted as standard on the Project 7, offering powerful, consistent, fade-free braking. Another standard feature is Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB) which, working in conjunction with the EAD, enables extremely precise handling.

Bespoke carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids and a unique suspension set-up enable the F-Type Project 7 to deliver a truly engaging driving experience.

Aesthetically, key design elements include the D-type-inspired fairing behind the driver’s head, shorter windshield, new front bumper, and downforce-increasing aerodynamic modifications – including a carbon-fibre front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoiler. However, the single-seater concept has been transformed into a two-seater, with rollover hoops for both driver and passenger now integrated into the design.

Pictures: Official Jaguar release.


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