Jaguar C-X75

Jaguar C-X75

Product Description

Jaguar C-X75 is a hybrid-electric, two-seat, concept car from Jaguar which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The C-X75 concept produces 778 horsepower through four electric motors, each of which drives one of the four wheels. The batteries driving these motors are recharged using two diesel-fed micro gas turbines instead of a conventional four-stroke engine. It is described as an ideas model that will influence future design and technology.

In May 2011 Jaguar announced plans to build from 2013 until 2015 a limited production of the Jaguar C-X75, with a downsized, boosted petrol engine instead of the micro gas turbines in the concept model. The plug-in hybrid supercar price was estimated between £700,000 - £900,000 (US$1.15 - US$1.48 million) depending on local market and taxes. A maximum of 250 cars were planned to be built in partnership with Formula One team Williams F1. The production version was expected to have an all-electric range of 50 km (31 mi). In December 2012 the carmaker announced the cancellation of production due to the ongoing global economic crisis. The car is debuting in Spectre, the twenty-fourth James Bond film.