It could also be a new model altogether

Jaguar’s I-Pace Engineering Manager, Dave Shaw, Hints that a new electric hypercar could happen in the future, raising speculation that the C-X75 Concept from the 2010 Paris Motor Show could eventually go into production.

Will the C-X75 Shift Into Production After All?

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Jag’s new EV platform is capable of delivering completely independent torque to each axle, a key ingredient among hypercars these days.

Speaking with Motoring, Shaw expressed the possibility that Jaguar is capable of building its own electric hypercar because it now has the technology to do it. Shaw was referring to Jag’s new EV platform, which is capable of delivering completely independent torque to each axle, a key ingredient among hypercars these days.

Capabilities aside, Shaw also alluded to the growing number of companies that have created electric hypercars in the last few years. “I think, personally, moving forward, once people accept that actually there are more benefits that come with an EV rather than negatives, why would that not work in a hypercar?” he said. “Look around. Rimac is doing an EV hypercar, McLaren is a doing an EV hypercar.”

If there’s anything that these companies have shown, it’s that there’s a market for highly emotional hypercars, one that Jaguar could try to tap into now that it has the resources to do it.

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It may have taken the company longer to get to this point than most of us expected, but now that it’s here, we can now start to speculate

That said, if the British automaker decides to do it, don’t expect it to happen anytime soon. The company’s first order of business is to recoup the exorbitant amount of the money it spent in creating the new I-PACE platform. It’s been said that the development of the platform cost a significant amount of Tata’s $25 billion green R&D budget, so making that money back is Jaguar’s biggest priority at the moment. Fortunately, the platform itself is scalable, so there’s plenty of room for its use on other Jag and Land Rover models. It’s unclear if Jaguar Land Rover has set a timetable for how fast it plans to recoup its investment, but once that point comes, that’s when the discussion of an electric hypercar is likely to start.

Whether that ends up being a revisited version of the C-X75 Concept or a completely new model altogether, the mere thought of Jaguar finally having the resources to develop an electric hypercar is beyond exciting. It may have taken the company longer to get to this point than most of us expected, but now that it’s here, we can now start to speculate — maybe even daydream — on the day when we finally see an EV hypercar with a cat on its hood hit the road.

Final Thoughts

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The concept actually came close to being produced before plans were ultimately scrapped.

Eight years ago, Jaguar went to the 2010 Paris Motor Show to unveil the C-X75 hybrid-electric supercar concept. The concept actually came close to being produced before plans were ultimately scrapped. Fast forward to today and a bit of light is being shed on the near decade old concept. While there was no mention of whether or not this could lead to the resurrection of the C-X75 Concept, it’s hard not to imagine the concept being revisited if these plans come to fruition.

Further Reading

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Read our full review on the 2010 Jaguar C-X75.

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Source: Motoring

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