Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar going into production


Jaguar has just announced that it has teamed up with William F1 to build a production version of the C-X75 supercar, which was debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Jaguar C-X75 production version will be built with a hybrid powertrain instead of the two turbine engines from the concept model.

The Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is coupled with a pair of electric motors, one on each axle. Although performance numbers haven’t been shown for C-X75 hybrid, but Jaguar is aiming a 0-60 mph time in just under three seconds with a top speed around 200 mph.

Along with the new hybrid powertrain, Williams F1 is expected to make some modifications in the exterior to provide optimum aerodynamics on the Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar while maintain the concept look.

“We were always determined that the Jaguar C-X75 would be as striking on the road as it was in concept form,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar. “This will be the finest looking and most innovative Jaguar ever produced. Even in the world of supercars, we can still produce the most beautiful.”

The Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar will be in a limited-run, which only 250 units will be built and each costs between £700,000 – £900,000. Jaguar hasn’t revealed when production will start either, but we expect it will be relatively soon in order to compete with likes of the  918 Spyder hybrid and Mercedes-Benz SLS E-Cell.