Jaguar and Land Rover have created a special team that takes the already impressive vehicles available and turns them into road-tearing performance machines. The first three of these vehicles were recently introduced at Pebble Beach as part of Monterey Car Week.
The first vehicle revealed was the Range Rover Sport SVR. This is now the most powerful Land Rover ever created. It is a formidable SUV that packs 550 horses under the hood and gets from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.8 seconds. It is powered by a re-vamped 8-speed transmission and the suspension and framework have been modified to handle the new top road speeds.
In the spirit of pushing the speed barriers, the other two cars debuted are some of the fastest luxury sports models ever made. Their highly popular and much anticipated F-Type convertible has been reworked into the F-Type Project 7. It is proclaimed as a marriage between the sleek look of the classic Jaguar D-Type with the technology and materials of today. It will have a powerful 5.0 L V8 engine. The horsepower tips the scales at 575 and it is the most powerful Jaguar to date. Only 250 of these specially designed Project 7 vehicles will be made.
The other Special Operations Division sport car released is a new lightweight Jaguar E-Type. This vehicle is a unique car collector’s dream, since only six of them are being made. There is a lot of history associated with the E-Type as well. The original order of 18 vehicles stopped production at only 12 cars and the chassis stayed in storage, waiting to be built.
The original E-Type has been included on lists such as “One of the Top 100 Most Beautiful Cars” by the Daily Telegraph in 2008 and as the number one “Top Sports Cars of the 1960’s” by Sports Car International in 2004. The Special Operations Division has resurrected the old E-types and has made some modern-day tweaks to make them one of the most anticipated cars ever to be released.
Elmhurst Jaguar eagerly awaits the arrival of one of these limited edition vehicles in our area, and we will keep you informed on how you can get your hands on one. Come by our showroom and see the inspiration for these Special Operations Division creations.