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As Goodwood Festival of Speed kicked off today, a brand new road car made its debut. Jaguar's F-Type Project 7 was initially developed as track car, but has now been turned into a road car. The first production model to be produced by Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations, the Project 7 will be finished by hand at the new SVO facility. 
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With 575 horsepower, the F-Type Project 7 is Jaguar's fastest model to date. It is an upgrade of the F-Type being faster and lighter, whilst also paying tribute to the D-Type race car. Ian Callum, Design Director at Jaguar, explained how the D-Type inspired the new model: “We love the old cars, we love the whole essence of the race car era, not just because of the nostalgia but because there is something very raw about them.”
With the F-Type Project 7, Jaguar were intent on creating a driving car. It can accelerate to 60mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 186mph. Features  include a low windscreen, two seats instead of just one and it’ll be available in five colours, with white or grey graphics.
 
The model is limited edition, with only 250 units being made. Priced at £135,000, the car will be available by summer 2015.