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Jag supercar concept gets the nod

2011-05-06 13:31

MASTERPIECE: The production C-X75 will have the benefit of some hot-shot Formula 1 technology. Image gallery

The future is bright for Jaguar! The automaker has enlisted the services of Williams F1 to put together the stunning C-X75 hybrid supercar.

First seen in concept form at the 2010 Paris auto show (and promptly forgotten, since Jaguar “never builds its concepts…”), the C-X75 has made a stirring reappearance.

Jaguar and Williams announced in a joint statement that the two companies have teamed up the build the quintessential British supercar of the future.

Using a small-capacity, highly-boosted internal combustion engine with one powerful electric motor at each axle, the C-X75 will be capable of supercar performances without the hassle of excessive fuel bills or the worry of high CO2 emissions. Jaguar quotes an all-electric running range of 50km and sub-100g/km CO2 emissions.

Those with a need for speed will appreciate a sub-three second 0-100 sprint time and a top end on the other side of 320.

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As with the concept, the production car will feature a light, all-carbon fibre chassis. Partner Williams F1 will help out here, as well as lending a hand in fine-tuning the car’s aerodynamics and offering its expertise in hybrid technologies. The C-X75 will be built in the UK.

Said Carl-Peter Forster, CEO of Tata Motors, which owns Jaguar Land Rover: "Never before has the company launched such an ambitious, world-beating vehicle programme. This is the Jaguar of the future."

Considered the “ultimate expression of Jaguar design and engineering innovation”, only 250 units of the C-X75 will be produced.

Price? From a cool 700 000 euros (R7.8m... excluding taxes).
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