How powerful was the “charged” Jaguar XE Project 8?October 10, 2018
Everyone around you knows that Jaguar cars are sophisticated, luxurious, sporty vehicles. However, one can hardly hear from someone that the British cars of this brand are akin to supercars. And rightly so, but … no longer!
For quite a long time, engineers of the British brand, as they say, “work hard,” are working on a high-performance Jaguar XE Project 8 sedan. To be fair, I must say that they do not get their salary for nothing. Judging by the results that were obtained after placing the sedan on the dino-stand, it turned out that the new product turned out to be necessary.
According to the official document, the supercharged power 5.0-liter installation of a sedan Jaguar XE Project 8 can produce a maximum of 592 horsepower. A year ago, the British automaker introduced its “road monster”, the novelty was positioned as the most powerful car company Jaguar.
Now we have a great opportunity to check whether the Jaguar XE Project 8 is true is as powerful as it is said. History remembers cases when real dynamic characteristics of a car and those written on paper differ from each other.
A couple of hours ago, a video appeared on the Harry’S Garage channel on YouTube showing the entire process of testing the Jaguar XE Project 8 on a dynamometer. So, according to the test results, it turns out that the car has a maximum power of 601 hp. From 0 to 100 km / h the car can accelerate in 3.3 seconds, and the maximum speed that it can reach is 322 km / h.
The engineers of the special unit Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations, who developed the high-performance sedan, made a special aerodynamic body kit for the XE Project 8. The front and rear bumper are made of hydrocarbon fiber, and the air intake on the hood is made of the same material. Also worth 20-inch forged alloy wheels. In general, the car looks very cool.