Jaguar C-X75 Concept Becomes Reality with F1 Tuning

Posted on May 6 2011 - 11:22pm by Richard Sharp

UK carmaker Jaguar has announced that it will put the C-X75 electric powered supercar concept into full scale production; the British firm says that it will cost £700,000 (roughly $1.1 million). It isn’t cheap but will be very exclusive as they only plan to create a limited run of 250 cars.

The C-X75 will accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in sub 3 seconds and carry on to over 200mph without a stutter. Jaguar says they are working with the technical team from the Williams Formula 1 racing team which means it should corner like its on rails.

Jaguar plan to combine traditional petrol powered engine with an electrical motor, the latter will provide 32 miles of travel on a single charge. Expect a F1 style energy regeneration system but not KERS, although that would be amazing.

Although the body will be made from superlight carbon-fibre Jaguar says the form factor of the car will look the same as the concept, a fact that will please fans that saw it at the Paris motor show last September.

Here is a video of the concept, note: the production car could also have turbine tech.

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It is expected to go on sale late 2013, so you’d better get saving and get your name on the waiting list now if you want one :-).

via: Reuters

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  1. Cardealexpert February 14, 2012 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Jaguar put micro-turbine engines on the C-X75 concept car, but then changed its mind before greenlighting a hybrid four-cylinder motor for the manufacturing model. However, Jag has changed its mind again, and a few models will get the turbines.

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