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The New Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Touring Is A Marginally More Subtle Super Saloon

JLR's Special Vehicle Operations division has built a limited-run version of Project 8 with a small spoiler in place of the original car's huge rear wing

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Jaguar - The New Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Touring Is A Marginally More Subtle Super Saloon - News

While you can’t help but admire the unhinged aesthetic of Jaguar’s XE SV Project 8, it will just be a bit much for some. However, if you want a slightly more subtle version of the supercharged V8 super saloon, Jaguar does have an answer.

The firm’s Special Vehicle Operations division has put together this ‘Project 8 Touring’, which has a small, fixed boot spoiler in place of the standard car’s giant adjustable carbonfibre wing. It works together with a new front splitter.

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Touring features a small boot spoiler in place of the standard car's fixed rear wing
The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Touring features a small boot spoiler in place of the standard car's fixed rear wing

SVO will build only 15 Touring-spec Project 8s, available in either Valencia Orange, Velocity Blue, Corris Grey Satin or British Racing Green. It won’t be possible to option it with the two-seater Track Pack, but you can still spec the outlandish decal pack. If you’re opting for the more restrained wing option, though, we’re not quite sure why you would.

Jaguar - The New Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Touring Is A Marginally More Subtle Super Saloon - News

Mechanically, it’s all the same bits and pieces underneath. That means there’s a 592bhp 5.0-litre supercharged V8 up front, sending its power to all four wheels. 0-62mph happens in 3.7 seconds, just as it does in the regular Project 8, but the top speed has dropped. Instead of topping out at 200mph, the Touring is electronically-limited to 186.

Jaguar hasn’t revealed pricing for the Touring as of yet. The standard, bewinged version - a “limited number” of which are still available - starts at £149,995.