Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is now a Nurburgring taxi


There are a number of ways to experience the Nürburgring Nordschleife, including being driven around by a professional driver. Jaguar runs its own program that does just such a thing called the Race Taxi program. It just became even more appealing because has added the XE SV Project 8 as one of the available cars. In case you had forgotten, itÙs a special car for the program because it currently holds the record for fastest production sedan at the track.

Even without a record to its fame, the Jaguar XE SV 8 is special for other reasons. It’s the most powerful production Jaguar with 592 horsepower. That engine can propel it to 60 mph in a claimed 3.3 seconds. Most of the car’s exterior is completely unique to the car. It’s a rare machine, too, with only 300 sold.

If you want to go for a ride, well first you have to get to the . But once you’re there, hand Jaguar 199 euros, or about $227 at current exchange rates, and a driver will take you for a lap of the track. The company brags that you’ll experience speeds of over 155 mph, and hit 1.8g in the steeply banked Karussell corner. You only get the one lap, but at least you know it will be a roughly 7½-minute thrill ride. If you can’t get into the Project 8, you’ll still be able to ride along in the 575-horsepower F-Type SVR or XJR575.

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