Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sets new Nurburgring record

The XE SV Project 8 has set a new four-door saloon lap record at the Nurburgring - 7m 21.23s

Jaguar’s new XE SV Project 8 is officially the fastest production four-door saloon around the Nürburgring Nordschliefe after the limited edition XE set a new lap record.

Developed by JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations division, the Project 8 lapped the 12.9-mile track in seven minutes 21.23 seconds, beating the previous record holder, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, by just under 11 seconds.

Fastest Nurburgring lap times

The XE Project 8 is powered by a 592bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 and comes as standard with an eight-speed ZF gearbox and four-wheel drive. Jag claims the Project 8 gets from 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds and can hit a top speed of 200mph.

Carbon ceramic brakes are fitted as standard, while an optional, weight-saving Track Pack removes the rear seats and adds two carbon fiber racing buckets up front with four-point race harnesses.

Only 300 Project 8s, all left-hand drive, will be produced; more than 100 had already been snapped up before the car was revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the summer. As well as being one of the most powerful Jag’s ever produced, the Project 8 is also one of the most expensive, priced at £149,995.

Are you impressed by the Jaguar XE SV Project 8’s Nurburgring lap time? Let us know below!

Most Popular

New Ford Focus unveiled with 2021 facelift and tech updates
Ford Focus ST Line - front
Ford Focus Hatchback

New Ford Focus unveiled with 2021 facelift and tech updates

Ford has given the Focus hatchback a refresh for 2021, with a new design and an improved infotainment suite
14 Oct 2021
Nissan launches combined PCP finance deal for electric car and charger
Nissan Leaf
Nissan

Nissan launches combined PCP finance deal for electric car and charger

The unusual new offer is available on the Nissan Leaf and e-NV200 van – and it includes the cost of installing the wallbox charger at your home
13 Oct 2021
Friends reunited: buying back a Porsche 911
Porsche 911
Porsche 911 Coupe

Friends reunited: buying back a Porsche 911

How perfect timing led a Porsche 911 fanatic to buy back his old car
14 Oct 2021