Ian Callum Describes the Design of Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Speedster

Ian Callum Describes the Design of Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Speedster

The design and creation of the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Speedster was led by Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum and was inspired by the Jaguar D-Type racing car produced in the mid-1950’s. In fact, the Jaguar D-Type was an extremely successful racer and managed to with the 24 Hours of Le Mans in its class in 1955, 1956 and 1957. YouTube Preview Image

In order to give us a greater glimpse into the creation of the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Speedster, Jaguar has released an awesome clip with Ian Callum talking about the design of the stunning F-Type Project 7 Speedster.
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To turn the regular Jaguar F-Type convertible into a true speedster, Jaguar removed the entire fabric roof and its lifting system and fitted the car with a low-slung windscreen, a new livery as well as a prominent rear buttress behind the driver’s head which includes a rollover hoop. Other design differences include a new carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts, a larger rear diffuser, 20-inch Blade forged-alloy wheels completed with carbon fiber accents, new bonnet vents, side mirrors, larger air intakes at the front as well as the prominent fixed rear spoiler with a 14-degree angle.

Under the hood, the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Speedster utilises the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 as the standard Jaguar F-Type V8 S. However, Jaguar engineers managed to increase horsepower by 54 ponies and 41lb-ft of torque bringing the total figure up to 542hp and 501lb-ft of torque. Consequently, the Project 7 can hit 60mph in just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 186mph.

Published: October 4, 2013 9:03 am

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