The 2011 Jaguar C-X75 is an exclusive hybrid supercar that adopts cutting-edge technology, offering remarkably economical running. The car model will be developed in association with Williams F1 who will provide their engineering expertise in areas including aerodynamics, carbon composite manufacture and hybrid technologies. The production of Jaguar C-X75 will create more than one hundred highly-skilled jobs in the UK. Its incredible low CO2 emissions of less than 99 g/km are achieved in excess of 200 mph. Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Brand Director, stated that people expected Jaguar to be innovative and the C-X75 received a positive feedback as a concept and they had been building on that momentum and there was a clear business case for that exclusive halo model. He added that no other vehicle would better signify Jaguar's renewed confidence and excellence in technological innovation than the C-X75. The high-performace hybrid supercar will maintain similarities with the initial concept study, that could be seen for the first time at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, and at the same time it will meet the requirements that allow it to be homologated for road use. Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars, added that they had always been determined that the Jaguar C-X75 would be as striking on the road as it had been in concept form and it would be the finest looking and most innovative Jaguar ever produced. Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Dr Ralf Speth, commented that the confirmation of the project signposted Jaguar Land Rover's continued determination to embrace new technologies and the supercar was an intelligent use of new environmental technologies as well as motorsport-inspired performance.
The key to C-X75's success is a direct technology transfer between elite motorsport and road-going production cars. The incredibly lightweight, yet strong structure is given by the supercar's chassis, which was made of carbon-fibre.
Concerning the powertrain, Jaguar continues to use the micro-turbine technology, a state-of-the-art, small-capacity, highly-boosted internal combustion engine with one powerful electric motor at each axle.
Bob Joyce, Group Engineering Director, Jaguar Land Rover, explained that the engine's compact size allowed it to be mounted low in the car for optimum weight distribution and aiming to retain the concept's stunning silhouette, thus making the Jaguar C-X75 a bona fide hybrid supercar capable of silent electric running with an extensive EV range in excess of 50km.
Jaguar C-X75 will redefine the customer experience, and will set new standards in sales and after-sales services that will be recreated across the range in the future with only 250 examples built, each costing between ?700,000 - ?900,000 depending on market and local taxes.
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