JAGUAR LAND ROVER DEBUTED THREE HIGH PERFORMANCE MODELS AT THE 2014 PEBBLE BEACH AUTOMOTIVE WEEKEND
Jaguar Land Rover debuted three high performance models at exclusive Jaguar Land Rover Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Kick-Off party
Global debut of the new 550HP high-performance Range Rover Sport SVR
Debut of U.S. production version of F-TYPE Project 7
Global debut of the prototype of new Lightweight E-Type vehicles - the “missing” six Lightweight vehicles that were never built from the intended 18-car series
All three vehicles are from the Jaguar Land Rover newly created Special Operations division, which will focus on designing and engineering high specification vehicles, bespoke commissions, heritage products and branded goods
Last night, Jaguar Land Rover debuted three vehicles at an exclusive event held at the Beach and Tennis Club in Pebble Beach, Calif., including the new 550hp Range Rover Sport SVR, the U.S. production version of the Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 and the prototype of the new Jaguar Lightweight E-Type.
Joe Eberhardt, President & CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America, opened the event before John Edwards, Managing Director of Special Operations, Jaguar Land Rover, and Director of Design, Ian Callum, took the stage to globally unveil the Range Rover Sport SVR and the U.S. production version of the F-TYPE Project 7.
All three vehicles are from the Jaguar Land Rover newly created Special Operations division which, under the leadership of Managing Director, John Edwards, will focus on designing and engineering high specification vehicles, bespoke commissions, heritage products and branded goods.
The Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 and Range Rover Sport SVR are both from Special Vehicle Operations – the engineering and vehicle division of Special Operations – while the new Lightweight E-Type is the first recreation from the Special Operation Jaguar Heritage team.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is the first Land Rover vehicle to wear the new high-performance SVR badge, and is the brands most dynamically focused vehicle Land Rover has ever produced. The Range Rover Sport SVR features a 550hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 162 mph* on track. Pricing for the Range Rover Sport SVR will start at $110,475**.
The first recreation from the Special Operation Jaguar Heritage team, the prototype of the Lightweight E-Type, was hand-built by skilled Jaguar craftsmen in a new facility at Browns Lane in England. Six customer Lightweight E-Type vehicles will be built and each will be assigned one of the remaining chassis numbers originally allocated in 1963 to the intended 18-car 'Special GT E-Type' project, of which just 12 were built. In celebration of the recreated Lightweight E-Type vehicles, Jaguar has also furthered its relationship with the Bremont Watch Company. Bremont will create six bespoke ‘E-Type’ watches, each of which will be offered to customers of the six new Lightweight E-Type vehicles.
The U.S. production version of the F-TYPE Project 7 is an all-aluminum, fully road-legal two-seater roadster with bespoke carbon-fiber aerodynamic aids and is the pinnacle of the F-TYPE range. Named to reflect seven Jaguar overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, F-TYPE Project 7 is inspired by the Jaguar D-Type which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The F-TYPE Project 7 will come to market with a starting price of $165,000*** and will be available in two standard color schemes – Glacier White, a metallic white which is the feature color for the model and Ultra Blue, a metallic take on French Racing Blue and the signature color of the Jaguar Land Rover SVO team. British Racing Green, Ultimate Black and Caldera Red will also be available as optional upgrades.
*Always follow local speed limits.
** Price shown is MSRP. Excludes $925 destination and delivery fee. Excludes taxes, title, license and other local fees. Actual price set by retailer. See your local authorized Land Rover Retailer for details.
*** Price shown is MSRP. Excludes $925 destination and delivery fee. Excludes taxes, title, license and retailer fees all due at signing and optional equipment. Retailer price, terms and vehicle availability may vary. See your local authorized Jaguar Retailer for details.