“The original Nürburgring time set by Jaguar XE SV Project 8 demonstrated the extreme performance envelope of the world’s fastest production sedan, but the SV team is driven by a motorsport mentality and we knew Project 8 could go even faster,” said Jamal Hameedi, Engineering Director of Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations. “This new official record time is a fitting reward for everyone who has played a part in pushing the boundaries for our customers with Project 8.”
Behind the wheel for the lap record runs was development driver Vincent Radermecker. The Belgian race car driver has played a key role in the dynamic development of Jaguar XE SV Project 8 with Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations engineering team. In addition to setting the Nürburgring record times, in September 2018 Radermecker also established a production sedan lap record of the original 8 km Circuit de Charade, Clermont Ferrand, in a Jaguar XE 300 Sport.
The new record breaking Nurburgring lap record run is now available in a 360-degree on-board video complete with a g meter, lap time counter, speedometer expressed in miles per hour and kilometers per hour and a track map.