Stig drives the Jaguar Project 7

So, then, the Project 7. Officially it's a ‘design study' based on an F-Type V8, and its name refers to the number of times Jag has won Le Mans. There are pictures of the old winners all down the corridors of the company HQ, a sort of Cool Wall to remind employees of the good old days. A few months ago, after walking past the framed images, designer Cesar Pieri felt inspired to get his pencil out. He began sketching something influenced by the old stuff, based around the hard points of the F-Type.

He showed it to his boss Ian Callum, who told him to show his colleagues. Soon they were all scribbling, and eventually it was decided to make the thing. It would be debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Which was just four months away...