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Little Classics News: 3 July 2014

D-Type and F-Type Project 7 Side by Side at Le Mans Classic

D-Type and F-Type Project 7 Side by Side at Le Mans Classic

Taking its inspiration from the classic and iconic D-Type racer, the F-TYPE Project 7 – the most powerful and fastest production Jaguar to date – will make its dynamic debut in front of packed crowds during this weekend’s Le Mans Classic race meeting from 4-6 July.

Following its unveiling at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed the F-TYPE Project 7, limited to just 250 units, will complete demonstration laps throughout the Le Mans Classic weekend.

In celebration of the Jaguar D-type’s 60th anniversary – a car which won at Le Mans three times and which inspired Project 7’s genesis – F-TYPE Project 7 will complete its demonstration laps alongside the very first D-type ever built, and with examples of the all-new F-TYPE R Coupé.

With racing over the weekend split into six grids – each celebrating an era of Le Mans’ history – the F-TYPE Project 7 demonstration laps will take place ahead of qualifying and race sessions for Grid 2. Spanning 1949-1956, this grid will include two Jaguar-entered D-types; drivers are 1988 Jaguar Le Mans winner, Andy Wallace, who will share with Richard Meaden, with Gary Pearson and Chris Harris also in action.

Jaguar have also put together a rather lovely video launching the Project 7 – clearly leaning on its famous racing history. See it below

F-TYPE Project 7



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