About two weeks after the stunning Jaguar C-X75 made its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, there were already rumors of the concept entering limited production. Two things – one, Jaguar has not green lighted the C-X75 for production and two, it has not ruled out the idea of producing it since most of Jaguar’s bosses support the idea of a ‘halo’ supercar.
Ian Callum, Jaguar’s design chief, believe that the brand needs a supercar to attract more buyers to the brand.
“Our job as designers is to destabilize things,” Callum said, “and to dream of exciting cars the company is not making now. I happen to think Jaguar needs a car like this. Everything about it is new yet it recalls one of our greatest designs of all time, the XJ13.
“It’s no secret that the reception we’ve had for C-X75 has been fantastic,” Callum went onto say. “The company won’t allow such a reaction to be lost without at least having a detailed discussion about how it can best be harnessed.”
Jaguar Land Rover head Carl-Peter Forster said that the company “would love to do it” but has “not come to a conclusion yet.” Someone tell Forster that Porsche plans on announcing the limited production of the 918 Spyder at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show next month.
Refresher: Power for the Jaguar C-X75 comes from four 195-hp electric motors – one for each wheel – producing a total of 780-hp and a peak torque of 1,180 lb ft. On battery power alone, the C-X75 has a range of 68 miles. After power from the lithium-ion batteries runs out, the C-X75 uses two gas micro-turbines that produce a total of 188-hp and extend the range to 560 miles. Mated to a single-speed transmission, the Jaguar C-X75 goes from 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 205 mph.
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– By: Omar Rana