What are the Birtish up to? Aston Martin revealed an intriguing concept car in the form of the CC100 and their cross-country rival Jaguar seems to be on the same page. The Project 7 is an open-air roadster with killer looks and even more dangerous performance.
As you might suspect this car is a one-off design study. The number in its name acknowledges Jag’s seven Le Mans victories between 1951 and 1990. Its blue paint is a tip of the hat to victorious D-Type cars from 1956 and ‘57.
SEE ALSO: Aston Martin CC100 Concept
Now, if you look closely you can see this beauty is based on the frisky new Jaguar F-Type sports car. It features an aluminum body and numerous carbon-fiber aerodynamic components like the front splitter, side skirts and rear spoiler. Not surprisingly with such a purposeful design this vehcile seats just one person – the driver – who sits in front of a unique fairing that was inspired, again, by the D-Type.
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Just like Aston Martin’s CC100 this car is built to run. She’s powered by a thundering 5.0-liter supercharged V8 with 550 horsepower. That stable of ponies can propel the Project 7 concept from zero to 60 in an estimated 4.1 seconds. An eight-speed Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen automatic is the transmission du jour.
The brand-new F-Type sports car is a bold statement from Jaguar and the Project 7 concept takes what’s already great and makes it even better… too bad this blue beauty will probably never make it into production.
GALLERY: Jaguar Project 7 concept
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