Jaguar C-X75 Dead

jaguar c x75 dead

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.

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  • ExPatBrit ExPatBrit on Dec 12, 2012

    Probably couldn't source enough supplies of Lucas "magic smoke".

  • ICARFAN ICARFAN on Dec 12, 2012

    I see quite a few 70's and 80's Jags running around and those six cylinder motors sound remarkably like a small block Chevy.

    • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Dec 12, 2012

      Actually they could be. Many 70′s and 80′s Jags have had small block Chevy engine swaps. There are a few companies that offer conversion kits and installation. Fairly inexpensive as well especially when you can find a decent XJ or XJS for a reasonable price. The Jag six is a legendary motor but the small block Chevy is far more reliable. Now if someone could only do something about those Lucas electrics...

  • Vanwestcoaster Vanwestcoaster on Dec 12, 2012

    Okay, technicals are a bit of a challenge...but a round of applause for the designers - that's one sexy ride.

  • Pan Pan on Dec 13, 2012

    Disc Brakes continued:: When they finally started to become standard equipment, in the late 1950's ( generally on front wheels only because of hand brake issues ), were the first disc brakes only on British cars, and Girling by brand, made under licence from Bendix?