The cars together draw a 1000 metre long double helix pattern on Pendine Sands!
You and I know that the Jaguar XE 300 Sport and XE SV Project 8 share the same genes and the carmaker has now celebrated the same by using the machines to create a magnificant piece of art on Pendine Sands, Wales, UK. The two cars weaved across the beach at Pendine Sands to produce a 1000 metre long double helix pattern. The beach has been used for motorsport for more than 100 years.
The shared DNA of the XE siblings include the cars’ lightweight aluminium body structure, outstanding driving dynamics and all-wheel drive traction, and together these allowed them to create the 100 metre long artwork with state of the art precision. The Pendine Sands, a place being used for motorsport for over 100 years now was so chosen for the venture that the XEs don’t run short of space for this epic piece of art.
The dynamic demonstration of precision and accuracy follows the Jaguar XE 300 SPORT’s return to the long-forgotten Circuit de Charade in France, where Vincent Radermecker had set a lap record for a production saloon around the original 8km layout last used 30 years ago.
Mike Cross, Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, Jaguar Land Rover said: “The aluminium-intensive body construction of the XE enabled Jaguar to create a car as special as Project 8. These two saloons share the same DNA, delivering excellent handling, peerless performance and unrivalled dynamics.”
At the heart of the XE 300 SPORT is a 300PS 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine and all 300 SPORT models feature unique Dark Satin Grey details including the wheels, rear spoiler, grille surround and mirror caps, along with 300 SPORT badging on the front grille and bootlid.
Since its launch in 2017, the XE SV Project 8 has broken a collection of speed records, setting the fastest lap time for a four-door sedan in production-intent specification around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 7min 21.23sec. Only last month the super saloon logged a new production sedan lap record in the USA at Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California with a time of 1min 37.54sec.
Watch the twins tear the sands below . May you be able to hold your adrenaline gushes within the limits.