Jaguar has announced that the stunning C-X75 supercar will go into production – and it has partnered up with Formula One team Williams to do it!
The deal, a momentous decision that will affect everything Jaguar does for decades to come, was announced in London this morning by Tata chief Carl-Peter Forster, with Sir Frank Williams in attendance.
People expect Jaguar to be innovators,” said brand director Adrian Hallmark.
“There is a clear business case for this exclusive halo model.”
Jaguar C-X75 will be the British marque’s most advanced model to date, offering performance on a par with the fastest production cars on the market, while adopting cutting-edge technology will ensure economical running. Jaguar expects this hybrid supercar to deliver incredibly low CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km while being able to achieve in excess of 200mph.
With electric motors at the front and the four-cylinder engine powering the rear wheels the four-wheel drive supercar could have anywhere between 500 and 1000bhp available with correspondingly colossal performance.
A direct technology transfer between elite motorsport and road-going production cars is key to C-X75’s success. The supercar’s chassis will be made of carbon-fibre to create an incredibly lightweight, yet rigidly strong structure.
Aiding the transition from concept to production vehicle is the choice of powertrain. Jaguar continues to develop the use of the micro-turbine technology that was showcased in the original concept C-X75. Jaguar’s parent company Tata has taken a significant stake in Bladon Jets, and will develop this very advanced technology as a medium-term aspiration that will play a part in Jaguars of the future.
Price is expected to be upwards of £700,000 for the exclusive car and could be nearer £900,000, but Jaguar isn’t likely to have any problems selling the car which it has yet to decide will be named.
– 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds
– 0-100mph in less than 6 seconds
– Top speed in excess of 200mph
• All-electric running range in excess of 50km
• True-to-concept, lightweight, all carbon-fibre chassis
• Groundbreaking association with Williams F1 – built in the UK
• Direct technology transfer from top-level motorsport
• Prices from £700,000 depending on local market and taxes
• Exclusive limited volume hybrid supercar – only 250 will be built