Coventry, England - Jaguar has revealed a more road-focused ‘Touring’ version of its XE SV Project 8 super saloon, for those that want the extreme performance in a more discreet package.
Sadly it’s not heading to South Africa as Jaguar is only building it in left-hand-drive format, but in any case, production is limited to just 15 units as this is billed as a ‘collector’s edition’.
Whereas the regular XE Project 8 has a massive ‘ironing board’ type carbon fibre rear wing, the Touring specification instead features a discreet fixed spoiler, complemented by a fixed front splitter aimed at maintaining aerodynamic balance.
Given its road-going disposition, the Touring is available only in four-seat guise - those buying the more hardcore Project 8 can still opt for a two-seat cabin with roll cage.
Performance credentials remain unchanged, however, the Touring edition still sporting Jaguar’s potent 441kW, 700Nm 5-litre supercharged V8 engine, which gets it from 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 300km/h.