Born out of a skunkworks project by Italian-Brazilian designer César Pieri, the Project 7 almost never happened at all. The design was discovered by chance when Pieri accidentally showed it to Jaguar chief-designer Ian Callum. Callum was suitably impressed, and as such the concept then became a functional prototype and eventually reached production.
Developed by the, then new, Special Vehicles Operations branch at Jaguar; the Project 7 is based on the F-Type Convertible, powered by a 5.0 V8 Supercharged engine which develops 567bhp. The car launches from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 186mph. Carbon ceramic brakes came as standard and unique adaptive dampers, special engine management and chassis stability control were introduced. A limited run of 250 cars were made, with only 80 being delivered to the UK in right hand drive.
The body is 100% aluminium, reminiscent of their famous historical D-Type Le Mans winner. Visually, it sports an ‘Aero Haunch’ behind the driver, similar to the D-Types, a quad exhaust and additional rear spoiler. With only 250 being produced worldwide, the Project 7 was an instant classic as soon as it was launched.
One of only 10 supplied new in Belgium, this stunning example is finished in the rare and beautiful combination of Ultra Blue with a Jet Lozenge grey leather interior. The Jaguar was specified from new with a number of additional options such as 20 inch Storm satin black wheels, polished illuminated treadplates, a four-point racing harness and a three-spoke suede/cloth steering wheel.The Project 7 is offered with full Belgian documents and is ready to be registered in any European country.
Showing a mere 950 kilometres recorded from new, this fantastically exciting car can only be described as being in excellent condition in all respects. The Project 7 is hotly tipped by market experts for its growth potential over the coming years, and this low mileage example is one of the very best available.