An automaker that has built its legacy on elegant styling and superior performance just took things to a whole new level. As your trusted Jaguar dealership serving Chicago, Jaguar Northfield is pleased to share some exciting news.

At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey California, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 set a new speed record and confirmed its status as the world’s fastest production sedan. Driver Randy Pobst finished the 2.2-mile course in a time of 1 minute 37.54 seconds, nearly one second faster than the previous production sedan record. This follows a previous achievement for fastest sedan lap at the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife 12.9-mile test track in Germany.

The Jaguar XE SV Project 8, with a top speed of 200 mph, has the honor of being the most powerful street-legal Jaguar ever and features a 600PS supercharged V8 engine. How does 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds sound for a four-door sedan? Packed with genuine auto racing technology, this incredible machine is the ultimate version of the Jaguar XE.

Hand-built at Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in Coventry, England, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is being strictly limited to 300 cars worldwide. While not yet available in the United States, interested buyers are encouraged to complete an online form to get the latest news and updates.

If you would like to check out the Jaguar XE models that are currently available, visit Jaguar Northfield. Our Chicagoland Jaguar dealership features a well-stocked inventory, including the 2018 Jaguar XE S with 3.0-liter, 380-hp supercharged V6 engine. Stop by our new car showroom to check out our great Jaguar models or feel free to request a test drive online.