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Can Jags get any more exciting than this?

By Nic_low on 28 Aug 2013

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This is probably one of the most spectacular-looking and second most talked about Jaguar concept of recent (The first, of course, is the C-X75 hypercar which, sadly, will never make it to daylight).

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So what's so spectacular about this, you may ask? First, it packs a 5.0-litre V8 with 550bhp, capable of catapulting the roadster to 100km/h in just over four seconds. Secondly, it is based on the ultra-sexy F-Type that made its local debut not too long ago.

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Then, there is the 'hump' which sits behind the driver, paying homage to the legendary Jaguar D-Type.

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A crash-course on the history of the D-Type: it is one of the most successful race car from the prancing cat (no pun intended), having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in a row for Jaguar from 1955 to 1957.

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Till date, Jaguar has taken a total of seven Le Mans wins - hence the name 'Project 7'. And we reckon that this is one of the coolest ways for Jaguar to highlight its racing pedigree. Unlike most concept cars, the Project 7 actually runs. At last month's Goodwood Festival of Speed, for instance, the cat pounced up the hill climb course, beaming and basking in the attention of the crowd.

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Just in case you haven't noticed, the feline badge puts on a pair of shades on the concept - perhaps the marque's way to telling you that this is a real cool car. Production? Maybe not. But it certainly puts a smile on the fans.

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Nic_low
Written by Nic_low
Nicholas is in the path where his passion and career are closely knitted. And no way is he screwing that up. Not even if a Porsche looks like a Beetle.



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Buddybooze Aug 28 2013 10:22 AM
Flattening the pillar and adding a hump on the back doesn't a modern D-type make. Tacked on spoiler ala M3 GTS is just naff. Bring back the elegance of yore Jag.
Dwee Aug 30 2013 03:12 PM
The feline badge with a pair of shades looks damn cool . . . Wish I could able to purchase it. . cool.gif
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