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What seemed like a pipe dream is about to become reality with Jaguar today announcing plans to put the C-X75 hybrid supercar concept into production. First unveiled at the Paris Auto Show, the stunning machine will be brought to reality thanks to a partnership between Jaguar and the Williams F1 team. Using a carbon fiber chassis, Jaguar said it plans to further explore the use of jet engines in its models through a partnership with Bladon Jets, but in order to bring the C-X75 to reality within a reasonable timeframe it will instead opt to use a "highly boosted" internal combustion engine with an electric motor at each axle.

With this drivetrain configuration Jaguar is promising a 0-60 mph time of less than 3 seconds and a 0-100 mph time of less than 6 seconds. The top speed will be above 200-mph, and Jag is also targeting an all-electric (emissions free) range of 30 miles).

“People expect Jaguar to be innovators - that is when Jaguar is at its best,” said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Brand Director. “The C-X75 received an incredible reception as a concept car. We’ve been building on that momentum and there is a clear business case for this exclusive halo model. No other vehicle will better signify Jaguar’s renewed confidence and excellence in technological innovation than this.”

In addition, Jaguar designer Ian Callum is promising the production model will stay true to the design of the concept. "This will be the finest looking and most innovative Jaguar ever produced," he said. "Even in the world of supercars, we can still produce the most beautiful.”

Just 250 C-X75 models will be built, priced from £700,000 (roughly $1.2 million).
Get more: Jaguar C-X75 at AutoGuide.com
 

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4 wheel drive with thrust vectoring technology, sub 3 second 0-60 time, and it looks the part. What is there to not like? The torque from those motors will be insane, not to mention the control that can be attained by using 4 completely independant motors.
 

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if i hit the powerball i'll buy one
 

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if I had the money and it wasnt a jag electrical system, I would buy it in a heart beat- that thing is badass
 

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^ lol

The car is gorgeous, but 30 miles in all-electric mode? This is ok by today's technology, but the practicality of that is a joke.
 

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'cause Jaguar is renowned for their electrical systems. What could possibly go wrong? :smack
I didn't make that connection.

Yeah British and electronics go together like matches and gasoline:laughing:
 

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I have always thought Jaguars are the best looking cars out there. Maybe when I win the lottery...
 
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