Jaguar tasked the engineers within the Special Vehicle Operations division to take their compact sports sedan, the XE, and put their biggest supercharged V8 in it. Sure enough, the fastest production sedan in the world was born. Since the Project 8’s record-setting performance at the Nürburgring, engineers have made improvements to vehicle dynamics and handling. They claim the Project 8 is faster and more agile than ever before.
On August 18, 2018 Jaguar partnered with Motor Trend to try and break the production sedan lap record at Laguna Seca Raceway. Can the Project 8 prove it's the fastest production sedan in the world?

Comments

    • universalchiro
      universalchiro

      WAS! For all that engine reving, the Jaguar Project 8 takes a back seat to Tesla's model S, which is $88,000 cheaper than the Jaguar Project 8. The Tesla model S completed a lap one second faster than the previous record held by Jaguar. Thanks for warming up the track and keeping the trophy warm for Tesla.
      Tesla is the future now; this is just the beginning for Tesla.

      about 1 day ago
    • Innis Mor
      Innis Mor

      Same result at Nürburgring. New 4-door sedan lap record.

      about 4 days ago
    • Justice Alistair
      Justice Alistair

      Still prefer this over a Cadillac.

      about 5 days ago
    • Atlas Global Security
      Atlas Global Security

      Such a shame that Jaguar no longer puts their v8 engines into the XF anymore. I currently have a 2012 XF and the v8 is the only reason I refuse to trade it in for a newer one. XJs are a bit too big for me, hopefully one of these years Jaguar will bring their v8 5.0 unsupercharged engines back at least, nothing beats the sound of a v8!

      about 18 days ago
    • CheetahSpeed
      CheetahSpeed

      the Project 8 is my new dream car lol

      about 1 month ago
    • Wolfix
      Wolfix

      Wait I've seen this track before... *immediately thinks of real racing 3*

      about 1 month ago
    • HungryMynd
      HungryMynd

      I don't care for the CTS but I'm sure it did not have pilot cup 2 tires, and tires make a big difference.

      about 1 month ago
    • bobby Jones
      bobby Jones

      no porche panamera hybrid on the list?

      about 1 month ago
    • Mahin Rishad
      Mahin Rishad

      It'll go faster I think.It has to.

      about 2 months ago
    • Mahin Rishad
      Mahin Rishad In reply to Mahin Rishad

      IT's 28 seconds a lap faster around the Nurburgring

      about 2 months ago
    • Gregory Thomas
      Gregory Thomas

      Eh, I’d still take the Alfa. 🤷🏽‍♂️

      about 2 months ago
    • givemeajackson
      givemeajackson

      just a beautiful car. the last saloon that is ontent with clean lines and beautiful proportions, without stupid ugly creases and edges all over the place

      about 2 months ago
    • VishnuP
      VishnuP

      I absolutely love Jaguar as a company for making this car. Is there a huge market for it at 188k? Probably not. But this thing is just hellacious. I love the whine of the supercharger, the roar of the V8, and the queefs from the exhaust. What a soundtrack!

      about 2 months ago
    • geminiwilliams037
      geminiwilliams037

      That Cts-V is a 4-door rocket ship no doubt! But unfortunately some one at Cadillac is on a new prescribed drug which impairs common sense & logic! for them to succeed in giving BMW back the crown as the 4door saloon King which is just absurd & a bit insane! The new replacement to the Ats-V & Cts-V if you haven't seen doesn't even come close to representing what the 2 former heavy hitters achieved! Cadillac is going off the path of least resistance to now forge ahead uphill instead of just coasting! Someone please at Cadillac demand an emergency meeting & get this ship back on course or you'll be reliving what happened to that very big & powerful ship called the TITANIC!!

      about 3 months ago
    • Dylan Julian
      Dylan Julian

      That engine sound should just win by itself!

      about 4 months ago
    • Adis Kay
      Adis Kay

      Wouldn't mind seeing the Brabus 800 e63 on that board

      about 5 months ago
    • Sofiane Amg
      Sofiane Amg

      تحيا الجاكوار

      about 5 months ago
    • Psychos1s
      Psychos1s

      I'd like to see the BMW M3 Competition on this list. The '15 M4 ran a 1:39:69 by Randy which is right there with the Alfa at 1:39:65. The M3 (4 door) is known to be quicker in combination with the competition pack with slightly more horsepower but more importantly better suspension configuration to keep the power down. My guess is it would be right there with the CTS-V.

      about 5 months ago
    • Jeoka Gem
      Jeoka Gem

      He beat the Cadillac's record despite actively trying to sabotage the Jag's time(?). (This from the man who beat a Ferrari's time with a Corvette!?). IMO, he's always slanted (leaned) toward American cars and that's why he doesn't get the respect he would've had if he wasn't biased(?).
      Regardless though, the price factor is the always great equalizer for us, the man in the street; that and the fact that the Caddie is available with a manual shifter would make it my 4-door preference!

      about 6 months ago
    • Ethan Carter
      Ethan Carter

      So blessed to be able to work on the 3rd production of this car, was MISTAKENLY sent to Michigan from England, was a European model, replaced a radiator and control arm before it hit M1! This thing is nuts!!!!

      about 6 months ago
    • Jarno Saarinen
      Jarno Saarinen

      Wouldn't pull the skin of Grandma's rice custard!

      about 6 months ago
    • Alex Ross
      Alex Ross

      Thats a 'production sedan' just as much as a stage 2 audi RS7 or a tuned M5 is.

      about 6 months ago
    • Eye Open
      Eye Open

      Lesser cars on road would eat this.

      about 6 months ago
    • Natcho Bizo
      Natcho Bizo

      I can wait till you guys get a gold of a mid engine corvette that car will come in at 1:30 or less

      about 6 months ago
    • Natcho Bizo
      Natcho Bizo In reply to Natcho Bizo

      Hold not gold sorry.

      about 6 months ago
    • Neeraj Verma
      Neeraj Verma

      i think in ur both shot screen has change while driving

      about 6 months ago
    • Mubita Sylvester
      Mubita Sylvester

      It haven't met the BMW ///M 5 competition..Jag is no faster

      about 6 months ago
    • Kristina Washington
      Kristina Washington

      Thanks. 🖤

      about 6 months ago
    • Mandal Mandal
      Mandal Mandal

      Im pretty sure they paid him to say they number 1 cause i know for a fact there are faster sedans out there

      about 6 months ago
    • Aaron Taylor
      Aaron Taylor

      Jaguar is one of the greatest automotive brands

      about 7 months ago
    • Billy G.
      Billy G.

      I thought the Hellcat Charger was the fastest production car in the world? What did I miss?

      about 7 months ago
    • the Patriot
      the Patriot

      England =1 Germany =0 😂😂😂😂

      about 7 months ago