Just yesterday we brought you word that Jaguar was planning to bring something special to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year – the first product of its Special Operations division – and now we have it right here.

Previewed in concept form last year, Jaguar's big reveal appears to be the production version of the Project 7 show car – an extreme speedster version of the F-Type. Though we still don't have official details, these images leaked courtesy of 4WheelsNews show that the roadster seems to have lost little in the transition from concept to reality.

The bright blue paint job has been replaced by a more British shade of green, but the white trim – including the racing stripes running across (not up) the hood, the grille surround and the number circle on the door – appear to have carried over. As has the D-Type-inspired, fin-like, single raised cowling on the rear deck, though now positioned behind the left-hand driver's seat instead of the right. The wheels are fresh and the front lip spoiler looks even bigger, and the rear wing appears to have been reshaped.

While we wait for official details, we'll have to assume that Jaguar has kept its top-spec 5.0-liter supercharged V8 in place with the same 542-horsepower output as the F-Type Coupe R... not to mention the XJR, XKR-S and XFR-S, but, as of yet, not available in the F-Type convertible. That would put the Project 7 roadster (whose name, given its appearance on the hood stripe, we take it Jaguar will retain in production trim) at the top of the food chain. Check out the leaked images in the gallery above and watch this space for official details, which Jaguar is sure to release in short order.


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      Mike Laney
      • 6 Months Ago
      The color is Ecurrie Ecosse Blue, the color and that white stripe across the nose were the trademarks of the Scottish firm that won Le Mans with Jags in 1956. http://www.24h-lemans.com/wpphpFichiers/1/1/ressources/Image/actualites/2013/autre/2013-10/EcurieEcosseGroupshotwithTransporter.jpg
      CruzControl
      • 6 Months Ago
      This will be worth millions in about 30 years.
      Hajime1990 #follow
      • 6 Months Ago
      i hope that sat nav is waterproof.
      Christopher Anderson
      • 6 Months Ago
      The F-Type in any form is just a stupidly beautiful car, but I love the extra aggression this adds. Now, how about that stick shift you keep promising, Jaguar...
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 6 Months Ago
      All I ask is if they can have a retractable spoiler. let it rise at speeds over 50 mph. Wow. This car screams sexy. Wow.
      Scooter
      • 6 Months Ago
      Pure, amazing beauty. Truly one of the best looking cars at this time. Great contrasting designs devoid of any tacky bits. Great looking car all around.
      vripper
      • 6 Months Ago
      Front view looks like a catfish with whiskers.
      joshiii
      • 6 Months Ago
      What do you do when it rains?