Jaguar will display a new single-seater F-type concept at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK this weekend.

Teased earlier in the week as an ‘F-type design study’, punters were predicting an almost-certain F-type coupe variant, or perhaps a less conventional shooting brake two-door estate. Instead, F-type Project 7, as it’s been named, is a bold speedster model that nods to the Jaguar D-type racing cars of the 1950s.

Based on the production-spec Roadster, Project 7 uses the 404kW supercharged 5-litre V8 engine seen in the XKR-S coupe and convertible. The F-type V8 S uses the same engine with 364kW, so endowing this concept with more power could be a hint at what to expect from the forthcoming F-type R.

Of course, this punchier V8 will also aurally please the Goodwood crowds. There’s a freer-flowing exhaust to assist with that, while the ride is dropped 10mm and the suspension is retuned compared to standard. The run from 0-100km/h takes 4.2sec while the top speed is an electronically limited 300km/h.

Project 7’s body is aluminium and it’s a single seater, with no roof or side windows. There’s also a gamut of carbonfibre aero parts including a splitter and rear diffuser. All told, a significant drop from a regular V8 F-type’s 1665kg kerb weight ought to be expected, though Project 7’s interior looks similarly lavish.

And if you’re wondering about the name, it’s a nod to the seven Le Mans wins under Jaguar’s belt…

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