Homeowners of the Jaguar XE SV Challenge eight who desire a extra civil-looking model of the high-performance sedan can stay up for getting their fingers on the brand new restricted version Touring specification pack. The equipment was developed by Jaguar’s Particular Automobile Operations division, with manufacturing restricted to only 15 examples worldwide. Simply to remind you, solely 300 models of the Challenge eight had been made.
What makes the Touring spec particular, you ask? Solely the truth that it’s nonetheless each bit the identical monstrosity often called the Challenge eight. Those that discover the adjustable carbon-fibre wing too showy for his or her incognito tastes can relish within the extra discreet, mounted rear spoiler. Elsewhere, it’s simply the identical because the Challenge eight, which suggests it’s based mostly on the pre-facelift XE.
The brand new Touring spec can also be obtainable for present house owners of the Challenge eight (all of which had been left-hand drive). Jaguar SVO will solely hand-assemble 15 examples at its Technical Centre in Warwickshire, and the automobiles will completely be obtainable in a four-seat configuration. The last word Q automobile is available in a variety of colors, akin to Valencia Orange, Velocity Blue, Corris Gray Satin and British Racing Inexperienced. Physique decals are non-obligatory, too.
Mechanically, the XE SV Challenge eight continues to be powered by a supercharged 5.zero litre V8 engine that produces an output of 600 PS. Energy is routed by an eight-speed computerized transmission to an all-wheel drive system, permitting it to blow previous the 100 km/h mark in three.7 seconds, and onwards to an electronically restricted prime velocity of 300 km/h. To check, the uncapped Challenge eight does the dash in three.three seconds and maxes out at 322 km/h.
Presently, the Challenge eight holds the manufacturing sedan lap data on three continents, notably the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Dubai Autodrome and Laguna Seca circuits.
Jaguar SVO’s engineering director, Jamal Hameedi mentioned: “Challenge eight has obtained excellent essential acclaim since its launch, demonstrating the SVO crew’s means to create a compact Jaguar sedan with supercar-rivalling efficiency. Touring specification extends the enchantment of Challenge eight to efficiency automobile fanatics and collectors preferring a extra discreet look, with out compromising its driver-focused on-road dynamics.” Anybody a fan of the Challenge eight?
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