Jaguar XE SV breaks its own record on the Nurburgring by 2.9 seconds
Back in November 2017, the Jaguar XE SV set a record of lapping the 20.8 km long circuit of Nurburgring in 7 minutes 23.164 seconds. This time, Vincent Radermecker has managed to shave off 2.9 seconds off his previous record on the Green Hell. The new time record for the fastest four-door production saloon on the Nurburgring is 7 minutes and 18.361 seconds.
The 600PS Jaguar XE SV is equipped with twin-spring coil-over suspensions set to track height along with front splitter and carbon fibre spoiler. The aerodynamics have been sorted even under the car with a fully closed underbody The XE SV was fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres.
The car darts from 0-100kmph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 320kmph - courtesy a 5.0-litre supercharged V8. The power is directed to the wheels via an all-wheel-drive system.
It is the final year of the production of the limited-edition of Project 8 Jaguar XE SV. Only 15 units will be made with Track pack. The track pack offers lightweight two seats as used for the record run. The car can also be had with four-seat configuration with same aero package and performance as Track Pack. Also in touring spec fixed rear spoiler.
Jamal Hameedi, Engineering Director, Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations, said, "The original Nürburgring time set by Jaguar XE SV Project 8 demonstrated the extreme performance envelope of the world's fastest production sedan, but the SV team is driven by a motorsport mentality and we knew Project 8 could go even faster. This new official record time is a fitting reward for everyone who has played a part in pushing the boundaries for our customers with Project 8."
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