When it comes to outrageous limited-edition super sedans with vulgar bodywork and obscene amounts of horsepower, we all think German. Such exclusive high-performance machines have been the stomping grounds of BMW’s M Division and AMG at Mercedes-Benz since the 1990s. But here come the Brits. Jaguar has built its own outrageous limited-edition super sedan and it’s called the 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8.
This high-performance version of the compact XE is the most powerful Jaguar in history, with considerably more horsepower than the brand’s XJ220 supercar of the 1990s. It’s the work of Jag’s Special Vehicle Operations, and only 300 will be produced for worldwide distribution. Each will be hand-assembled at Jaguar’s SVO Technical Center in Warwickshire, England. The price is $188,495, which also makes it the most expensive Jag sedan ever. We just spent some time in the driver’s seat of this very special machine — and it lives up to the hype. Here are 10 things to know about the 2019 Jaguar XE SV Project 8.