When they played with fingers imminent Goodwood Festival of Speed , Jaguar a niche among the dozens of notes brands opens and tells you mark the 60th anniversary of the Jaguar D-Type Chichester showing the heir, the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 (seven victories for Jaguar at Le Mans), with a post-it ensures its passage production.
We speak of a single edition of 250 units , which will be assembled by hand by the newly formed team of specialists of Special Vehicle Operations for Jaguar Land Rover. This is the model faster and more powerful Jaguar series to date, in addition to the more dynamic version of the Jaguar F-Type .
Changes in aesthetics and aerodynamics
Although the outline respects the aesthetics of Jaguar F-Type, several nods to the D-Type that contains the Project 7. Perhaps the most remarkable and evident flap is located behind the driver’s head, but we can not forget that the Project 7 is, at heart, a tribute to three-time Le Mans (1955, 1956 and 1957).
In the aerodynamic section it is where we will find more differences. The front cover has a molded plastic bottom section and an upper section carbon fiber. Also of this material side skirts, the rear diffuser and the adjustable rear wing. With these elements the F-Type Project 7 improves grip by 177% against the F-Type Convertible.
Other components are made of carbon fiber are the back cover, grilles, side gills and covers the exterior mirrors.
Windshield length is now 114 mm shorter. It has also cut the vehicle height, which is now 30.5 mm lower. Thus, the size of the F-Type Jaguar Project 7 remain in length 4519 mm 2622 mm wheelbase, 1,923 mm wide and 1,277 mm high.
Changes to the interior affect finishes with carbon fiber inserts, the steering wheel, Alcantara or leather finish, the gearshift paddles, which are made of aluminum, and the seats are sports and mass Guests, inspired by racing cars. These feature classic finishes padded with diamond design and, in addition, offer sports safety belts with four anchor points.
Motor and dynamic Jaguar F-Type Project 7
5.0 V8 supercharged engine has been boosted to 575 hp (25 hp more than what developed in the Jaguar F-Type Coupe) with a delivery of 680 Nm of torque, and its aluminum body weighs 1,585 kg , 80 kg less than Jaguar F-Type V8 S Convertible. The exhaust system has four terminals on the back valves with which the pressure is reduced and the sound quality is modulated.
The movement of the crankshaft is transmitted to the rear wheels through a box Quickshift eight relations and an electronic active differential second generation, capable of modifying the rate of torque applied to each wheel between 0 and 100% in 200 milliseconds, complemented the torque split control curve.
With these ingredients, the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 makes the 0-100 in 3.9 seconds to reach 300 km / h electronically limited. On wheels (255/35/20 and 295/30/20 Dimension), the CCM brakes carbonocerámicos, already mounted as the option Jaguar F-Type R Coupe are standard here. 398 discs and 380 mm and monoblock calipers six- and four-piston to stop the sport.
This edition also redesigned spindles, affecting more negative camber for the front wheels and thus give them a larger settlement. It also has new anchors and stiffer stabilizer bars. Logically, both the springs and dampers have been adjusted accordingly.
The electronic support comes from the Jaguar Adaptive Dynamics system which actively controls the vertical movement, roll and pitch of the body through a continuous check between the actions of the driver and vehicle behavior. Measuring cycles and performance are up to 500 times per second. It is controlled by touch screen in the center console, and has a favorite mode driver settings.
This edition of the F-Type to the list of models designed for the world of competition but which have approval for rolling road is added.In addition, the creators of Project 7 had not neglected some details that make the sports car for the day to day … a very specific audience: Bimini has removable roof and offers 196 liters of cargo space.
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