Even without a record to its fame, the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is special for other reasons. It’s the most powerful production Jaguar with 592 horsepower. That engine can propel it to 60 mph in a claimed 3.3 seconds. Most of the car’s exterior is completely unique to the car. It’s a rare machine, too, with only 300 sold.
If you want to go for a ride, well first you have to get to the Nürburgring. But once you’re there, hand Jaguar 199 euros, or about $227 at current exchange rates, and a driver will take you for a lap of the track. The company brags that you’ll experience speeds of over 155 mph, and hit 1.8g in the steeply banked Karussell corner. You only get the one lap, but at least you know it will be a roughly 7½-minute thrill ride. If you can’t get into the Project 8, you’ll still be able to ride along in the 575-horsepower F-Type SVR or XJR575.