Yes, Jaguar has confirmed that it will build 250 examples of the stunning speedster, based on the Project 7 concept car. Ross Jukes managed to get close to the Project 7 concept car at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and got these shots.
Jaguar F-Type Project 7
The F-Type Project 7’s arrival marks the 60th anniversary of Jaguar’s D-Type race car, which inspired its design. The Project 7 name comes from Jaguar’s seven Le Mans wins between 1951-1990, of which many were achieved with the D-Type.
Power comes from Jaguar’s familiar supercharged 5.0-litre V-8, but with output limited at 575 horsepower. That’s 25 horsepower more than the F-Type R Coupe. The engine is paired with the F-Types usual eight-speed automatic gearbox and will launch the car to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, and it will keep going until a top speed of 186 mph!
Key design elements include the D-Type inspired fairing behind the driver, a new front bumper, and some aerodynamic modifications.
While the original concept car was a single seater, the production version has been transformed into a two-seater, with rollover hoops for both driver and passenger now integrated into the design.
All F-Type Project 7s will also come with a removable roof, which clips onto the convertible header rail and can be conveniently folded into the boot when the sun’s out.