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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 takes the D-Type to the 21st Century

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:01:00 EST

One of the many big name debuts during the 2014 Monterey car week is this, the Jaguar F-Type Project 7, a stunning roadster inspired by Jaguar's legendary, finned D-Type sports car.

The Project 7 expands on the already appealing F-Type Convertible formula, further boosting the Jaguar Land Rover 5.0-liter, supercharged V8 to its most potent form yet – 575 horsepower – making this the most powerful production Jag in history. So equipped, the Project 7 is more cheetah than jaguar, roaring to 60 miles per hour in a rapid 3.8 seconds before reaching its electronically limited peak speed of 186 miles per hour.

Prices for the F-Type Project 7 start at $165,000, with customer deliveries slated begin in spring of 2015.

We have a full galleries of the F-Type Project 7 at the Quail, available at the top of the page. Jaguar's official press release and images, meanwhile, are available by scrolling down.

By Brandon Turkus

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