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Limited to just 250 examples around the world, here’s a look at the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 that’s making a special appearance in Malaysia right now. We reported recently that just two units of the Project 7 will be available for sale here, but do note that this particular unit painted in Glacier White with grey decals isn’t one of them – this is a left-hand drive model, brought here purely for display purposes by Sisma Auto, the official distributor of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles in Malaysia.

The Jaguar F-Type Project 7 was first unveiled to the world last year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the roadster being the first performance model to come from the JLR Special Vehicle Operations team.

Hand-made in the UK, the Project 7 is a tribute to an icon of Jaguar’s motorsport history, the three-time Le Mans-winning D-Type. The “7” in the name is a reflection of the company’s seven Le Mans championship victories.

The F-Type Project 7 is the fastest and most powerful cat the brand has to boast at moment, delivering a staggering 575 PS and 680 Nm of torque from its 5.0 litre supercharged V8. It’s the same powerplant available in the F-Type R Coupe, but tuned for an additional 25 PS. This allows the 1,585 kg roadster to perform the century sprint in 3.9 seconds, while top speed is electronically-limited to 300 km/h.

All of that power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF-sourced “Quickshift” automatic transmission, and a second-generation Electronic Active Differential (EAD). Stopping power for the F-Type Project 7 is courtesy of the car’s standard-included Carbon Ceramic Matrix (CCM) brakes.

A Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVbB) system is also included as standard, assisting the Jag’s on-track agility. There are also a significant amount of carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids on the car, with a unique performance-tuned aluminium suspension. The wheels you see here are 20-inch alloys in a gloss black finish, wrapped in Continental Force Contact tyres – 255/35 ZR20 in the front, and 295/30 ZR20 in the rear.

Further tribute is paid to the iconic D-Type via the Project 7’s fairing behind the driver’s seat. Initial plans showcased by the concept version showed that it was originally meant to be a single-seater, but Jaguar decided against it along the way, turning the roadster into the two-seater you see here today.

A legendary XJ220 supercar from the 90s belonging to the Sultan of Johor was displayed alongside the Project 7 (check out the gallery below), as well as an F-Type R Coupe.

Jaguar XJ220 in Malaysia