Jaguar Now Holds the Title of Fastest Four-Door Car in the World

Watch it obliterate the Nürburgring lap record by 11 seconds

November 29, 2017 9:00 am

At the legendary Nürburgring racing track in Germany, 11 seconds can feel like an eternity.

Just ask Belgian driver Vincent Radermacker, who — in a four-door Jaguar XE SV Project 8 — lapped the racetrack in seven minutes and 22 seconds, smashing the previously held record by 11 seconds. The lap time makes the Jag the fastest production-ready sedan to ever lap the ‘Ring.

Relying on a supercharged V8 engine and an eight-speed transmission, the XE SV Project 8 — which does 0 to 60 in 3.3 seconds and tops out at 200 mph — ripped off a blistering lap time to claim the title.

“SVO exists to push the boundaries of performance, luxury and all-terrain capability,” said JLR Special Vehicle Ops managing director John Edwards. “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. The Nürburgring Nordschleife record underlines our commitment to deliver the most extreme Jaguar ever to Project 8 clients, who will soon experience this sensational sedan for themselves.”

Yep, you read that correctly. What Edwards is saying is Jaguar is making production models of the XE SV Project 8 — 30 of them to be exact. If you’ve got $188,495 in the bank, you might be able to get one, but, appropriately, they’re sure to be going fast.

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