Jaguar has revealed its Project 7 that will make its official debut at the upcoming 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The concept car, which was created by a team led by Director of Design, Ian Callum, is a one-off design study based on the British automaker’s F-Type. It’s a single-seater roadster featuring an all-aluminum body with bespoke carbon fiber aerodynamic components and a unique interior. Under the hood is Jaguar’s 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that’s good for 543 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque, helping it hit 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.1 seconds.
The blue paint work on the exterior of the vehicle pays homage to the victorious Jaguar D-types of 1956 and 1957 and went from an experimental sketch to reality in just four months. The windshield on the project has been lowered while a new front end design features revised air intakes and headlights with gloss black surrounds instead of chrome. Project 7 will be rolling on 20-inch Blade wheels with carbon fiber inserts when it’s displayed to the public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The interior is truly race inspired, forgoing the passenger seat for a custom helmet holder. The driver straps into a composite bucket seat and is held in place with a four-point racing harness. The seats and inside of the doors have been finished in a quilted racing-style diamond pattern while carbon fiber inserts can be found on the console and SportShift lever.
“When you look at this car, it has got an enormous amount of appeal,” said Callum. “It’s just full of desire – you can see that its sole purpose is to be enjoyed. Project 7 is a very special car – not just because it’s a one-off, but because of its purity of purpose. It’s pure Jaguar.”
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