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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Makes U.S. Debut, Starts at $165,925

We already knew that the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 will go into production next year, and now Jaguar is debuting the U.S.-spec version of this special-edition sports car at the Pebble Beach Concours in California. The Project 7 that will be heading to our shores is mostly the same as the one revealed earlier this summer in the U.K., but does boast 8 more hp for a total of 575 hp from its 5.0-liter supercharged V-8.

Jaguar has also announced the price for the U.S.-bound Project 7, which starts at $165,925 including destination. That's significantly more than the priciest standard Jaguar F-Type, the F-Type R Coupe that costs $99,925. What you're paying for with the Project 7 is exclusivity (only 250 copies will be made worldwide), style, and power, as the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 makes 25 more hp than the 550-hp R Coupe from the same 5.0-liter, supercharged V-8 engine. Given that the F-Type Project 7 is also 176 lbs lighter than an F-Type V8 S convertible, performance is predictably brisk, with 0-60 mph coming in just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.

This U.S. debut also marks the first time we've seen the Project 7 in white, which will be one of two standard colors offered for this limited-run sports car along with French Racing Blue—British Racing Green, Ultimate Black, and Caldera Red colors are also offered as optional upgrades.

The Jaguar F-Type Project 7 is a special edition made by the new Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations division. Its name commemorates the seven times Jaguar cars have won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and it's also meant to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the legendary Jaguar D-Type sports car.

Orders for the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 are open now with deliveries scheduled for spring 2015, so act quickly if you'd like to reserve one of the 250 units that will be sold worldwide.