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Jaguar still wants a supercar


We’ve been anticipating Jaguar’s supercar for quite some time now, but it seemed as if the British manufacturer wasn’t going to give it up that easy. The car’s been on then off a couple of times, but the unveiling of the C-X75 concept car at the Paris Auto Show may have been the next step in bringing for the British supercar. At the show, Jaguar’s chief designer, Ian Callum, said that the company wants a supercar that will take design inspiration from the concept itself.

"Our job as designers is to destabilize things and to dream of exciting cars the company is not making now. I happen to think Jaguar needs a car like this. Everything about it is new yet it recalls one of our greatest designs of all time, the XJ13. It’s no secret that the reception we’ve had for C-X75 has been fantastic. The company won’t allow such a reaction to be lost without at least having a detailed discussion about how it can best be harnessed."

However grand that may sound, Callum confirmed that a final decision on the production has yet to be made. If the stars align appropriately, however, the production version will adopt a regular powertrain and not the four electric motors delivering an outstanding 778 HP and 1600Nm of torque. Any guesses on what that powertrain will be?

Source: AutoCar



12 comments:

Why not? For sure jaguar enthusiast would be so much excited for hearing this news. However, I bet their future production will come on a higher price tag. 

The performance prowess isn’t surprising, but I question how many buyers in this segment will really be willing to give up ride comfort for handling. Either way, it’s nice to know that the focus has been to keep it a real Jaguar.

Ultimately I would be nervous about taking a risk on the XJ, though. A friend of mine bought an XF and it has been in the shop seven times over the last two years for electrical issues. Worst still, I have asked 3 different random XF owners about their cars at gas stations and all have had similar experiences. One or two bad experiences are one thing, but four?!

I am heartened to note that Jaguar has not shelve or kill the C-X75 - yet. The cost of producing a turbine-powered car may be expensive, as opposed to a conventional-powered unit; but Jaguar needs a "halo" car as an influential example for its future luxury model lineup.

Yes! That’s more like it Jaguar. Out of the two ideas reported, this is the one people will look forward to. A 700bhp electric supercar to tackle the Porsche 918? Yes please!

This could be Audi’s make or break car. I’ll reserve my comment and judgment until I see full graphic pictures.

Maybe make a limited run of 25 odd cars, thus helping it qualify GT regulations and racing it for a year or two. Will do the Jag brand a lot of good.

Yes, they could promote a nice twelve cylinder and then when the car is delivered it will have a six cylinder.

At the very least, the C-X75’s grille design is sure to be seen on Jaguar sports cars of the future.

well of course they wont let themselves get left behind, but they could promote a nice twelve cylinder and then when the car is delivered it will have a six cylinder.

I love the concept model . Somehow it reminds me of Porsche Carrera GT although does not have almost anything in common!

The today appetite for big strong wheels was fed enough by this car! Awesome piece of design, and the engine sounds almost out of this world :d

Since the launch of the Bugatti Veyron i think all the makes took the challenge more seriously. Bugatti also revealed the fact that are people willing to pay literally millions of dollars on special cars.

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