Jaguar has announced that the stunning C-X75 concept car is heading for production.
The C-X75 will redefine the parameters of performance and sustainability.” A 1.6-liter turbo gas engine, based on the 2013 Formula 1 regulations, will join forces with two electric motors to create a car capable of zero to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and zero to 100 mph in less than 6 seconds. It can be driven for more than 30 miles on electric power alone and will have carbon dioxide emissions of less than 99g/km on the European cycle — roughly equivalent to the Toyota Prius of today.
The five-year partnership with Williams gives Jaguar access to Formula 1 technology. While the showcar had an aluminum structure, the production reality will have a carbon tub produced by Williams, who will also hone the active aerodynamics and work on the engine and hybrid battery systems. In addition, the C-X75 will have active suspension, a technology that helped Williams claim the driver’s and constructors championships back in 1992. But Jag execs were keen to stress that in contrast to the XJ220 supercar, which was developed by TWR, the C-X75 project will be led by an in-house team. This is a Jaguar project, carried out with the assistance of Williams.
producer : jaguar
period : 2013