JUL 03rd 2014

Jaguar Project 7 to drive in the wheeltracks of its D‑type forebear at Le Mans...

Jaguar Project 7

…but sadly only in parade, not in competition

The Jaguar Project 7 made its debut in production form at the Festival of Speed at the weekend… and this weekend it will be seen in motion for the first time at the Le Mans Classic. The production version of the concept shown a year ago has become the first product of JLR’s newly established Special Operations arm, and 250 of them are to be built.

It’s a fitting that it should first be seen in action at Le Mans… the car is heavily inspired by the D-type, which dominated the 24-hour race and celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The Le Mans Classic is divided into different classes by era, and the Project 7 will perform parade laps before each of the D-type-relevant Plateau 2 qualifying sessions and races. Oh, and to put it into a historical context it will run in convoy with the first ever D-type.

At the press launch prior to FoS, Ian Callum fired up the Project 7, and we can confirm is sound even naughtier than the regular F-type R. It’s going to sound great echoing off the grandstands at Le Mans. It would sound even better as a contemporary race car in the 24-hour race in June. We can dream…

Why not check out our Jaguar Project 7 gallery?

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