Official: Jaguar C-X75 Heading for Production

2010 Paris Motor Show / Comments

Jaguar has officially announced that their C-X75 supercar from the 2010 Paris Motor Show is on its way to production. Teaming up with Williams F1, Jaguar states that exactly 250 units will be built and production is slated to begin in late 2013 and last through late 2015. Jaguar describes the new car as the "fastest and most efficient supercar on the market," putting it into direct competition with the also upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder.

The automaker claims it will achieve somewhere around 55 mpg with a pure electric range of about 30 miles. More importantly, however, are its performance numbers, with Jaguar claiming it will go to 60 mph in less than three seconds, make 100 mph in less than six seconds, and will have a top speed above 200 mph. Drivers will be able to select from three modes of operation: all-electric, a hybrid motor, and a full- power Track setting. Batteries will have regenerative abilities as well as plug-in recharging ability. Styling wise, Jaguar says the production model will be very close to the concept.

Williams' part in the project will involve aerodynamics, with the body being constructed from aluminum panels and a carbon fiber roof. It will feature all-wheel-drive with a small-displacement four-cylinder turbo engine and powerful electric motors at each axle. The power ratio between the electric motors and the internal-combustion engine will be 1:1. However, the micro-turbine technology from the concept won't be ready in time for production, but the automaker remains committed to developing it for future use in production vehicles.

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No official pricing has been announced, but Jaguar is estimating it will cost somewhere between £700,000 and £900,000.

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