Even though some blogs were reporting engineering breakthroughs regarding the Jaguar C-X75′s innovative powertrain, Jaguar has confirmed that the car is dead.
Speaking to Autocar, Jaguar boss Adrian Hallmark said
“We feel we could make the car work, but looking at the global austerity measures in place now, it seems the wrong time to launch an £800,000 to £1 million supercar,” said Hallmark. “This is backed up by other products from us that people are screaming out for.”
Five prototypes are near completion, and three of the cars will be auctioned off to members of the public. Two will be kept by Jaguar, one for its museum collection and other as a running demonstrator.
While the concept C-X75 used a turbine powertrain along with four electric motors, the production car was set to use a turbocharged and supercharged 1.6L 4-cylinder and a hybrid powertrain for a combined 888 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, with a 60 mile all-electric range.
Hallmark also said that the hybrid system, small displacement engine technology and aerodynamic work would be carried over to Jaguar’s future models.