Jaguar to build C-X75 hybrid supercar
08/05/11 13:14 Filed in: News
Jaguar has confirmed that it will launch the remarkable Jaguar C-X75 concept car
as an exclusive hybrid supercar.
Powered by electric motors at each axle, the Jaguar
C-X75 will become the British marque's most advanced model to date. Despite the electric motive power, Jaguar promise the C-X75 will offer performance on a par with the fastest production cars on the market, while also offering remarkably economical running.
Jaguar expects this hybrid supercar to produce less than 99g/km of CO2 while being able to achieve speeds in excess of 200mph.
One change from the concept will be that a small capacity conventional internal-combustion engine will be used, rather than the micro gas turbines originally proposed.
"People expect Jaguar to be innovators − that is when Jaguar is at its best," said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Brand Director. "The C-X75 received an incredible reception as a concept car. We've been building on that momentum and there is a clear business case for this exclusive halo model. No other vehicle will better signify Jaguar's renewed confidence and excellence in technological innovation than this."
"We were always determined that the Jaguar C-X75 would be as striking on the road as it was in concept form," said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars. "This will be the finest looking and most innovative Jaguar ever produced. Even in the world of supercars, we can still produce the most beautiful."
The Jaguar C-X75 will be developed in association with Williams F1 who will provide their engineering expertise in areas including aerodynamics, carbon composite manufacture and hybrid technologies. Jaguar say this association will be “at the leading edge of British automotive engineering and innovation”.
If this is something you must have, Jaguar are taking expressions of interest via its website www.jaguar.com