Jaguar’s SVO-developed XE SV Project 8 is now the world’s fastest four-door car, following a production-intent prototype’s record lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The incredible time of 7min 21.2sec is nearly 11 seconds quicker than the previous fastest sedan around the legendary 20.76km German circuit and puts the 441kW Project 8 ahead of some of the world’s fastest two-door coupés and supercars. SVO exists to push the boundaries of performance, luxury and all-terrain capability.
The hand-assembled XE SV Project 8 takes that principle to the limit, extracting supercar-beating performance from Jaguar’s most compact four-door sedan. Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) is a specialist team of Jaguar Land Rover designers, engineers and technicians dedicated to enhancing the performance, luxury and capability attributes of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.
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