Jaguar Shows off their C-X75 Prototype

Jaguar C-X75 was the much hyped supercar from the house of British carmaker but due to various circumstances it was axed from the lineup and hence couldn’t make to the showrooms. Well, no to disappointment, the automaker had released some of the images on internet that speaks a volume for the supercar in itself.

It is a true Jaguar from all the sides but while grasping down the technical specifications, we say even Bugatti may also feel the complexion from it. Consisting of the couple of powertrains, it dwells a 1.6L four cylinder twin-charged 500 hp engine assimilated with two electric motors that are enough for the 390 hp. Both of the jags in total wobble out 850 bhp which translates the 0-60 mph fragment in less than three seconds, whereas the 0-100 mph can be attained in less than six seconds.

Top whack is 200 mph which the electric motor is capable of running a range of 40 miles, then another dose of charge needed to get the things in order.

Jaguar C-X75
Official cites ‘global economic crisis’ as the reason behind to get C-X75 axed but they also says cues will be driven form it to fill the aspiring blood in other products of the lineup.

New Jaguar C-X75

Jaguar to Build Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid Concept as Competition to Bugatti Veyron

Jaguar is all set to turn its impressive concept Jaguar C-X75 hybrid into a Bugatti Veyron competing flagship production by 2013. The luxury car manufacturer will take help from the Williams F1 team for building this project.

This project will involve direct transfer of technology between both the companies especially in regards to lightweight structures. This will bring the Tata Motors Co. more closer to the Formula 1 connection which has been rumoured about often.

The chief of Tata, Carl-Peter Forster announced along with Sir Frank Williams in London, that this decision would change everything that Jaguar does for many decades to come. The company is currently planning around 250 cars and is working on jet powered idea for the C-X75.

While they will be selling only a limited edition of this concept model, there are strong hints that many of their models could rely on 1.6l highly boosted engines in relation to the Williams F1 and other Formula 1 teams’ four cylinder engines from 2013. The Williams team currently relies on a Cosworth engine which is built in Northamptonshire.

The concept Jaguar C-X75, which is named tentatively till production begins will feature electric drive plug-in motors on the rear and front axles and as a result have a four wheel drive layout. No details as to the powertrain is available so far, however it seems likely that the four cylinder motor could easily deliver 500bhp and above powering the wheels in parallel to the electric motors.

The total power produced could be as much as 1000bhp, however the car will also feature an electric only approach for use in urban area. Jaguar has promised a top speed of 321kph with an acceleration of 0-160kph in under six seconds as well as an electric range of 48km.

With these features no other vehicles come close to signifying the renewed excellence and confidence in regards to technological innovation. This concept model has been tipped to retail between Rs.5.1 to Rs.6.5 crore when it will be launched in the market after two years. It will be engineered, designed and built wholly in Britain.

It will be available in both jet and turbo powered variants which will make use of a chassis of carbonfibre tub which is estimated to weigh under 1400kgs as well as feature composite construction knowledge from the Williams F1 team.

The company has not yet released information as to when the car will be released, however much of the work on the car has already been carried out near Coventry at their Whitley engineering centre. While the production form will be mostly similar to that of the concept, minor alterations and dimensional changes to outlets, aerodynamic equipment and air scoops can be expected.

Of the 250 models that Jaguar plans to build, 200 are most likely to be turbo four cylinder engines. The variant which will make use of Bladon gas miniature turbine engines for driving generators will be added later on to their programme, with much development still left. The owner of Jaguar, Tata, had acquired interest in the Worcestershire gas turbine company, Bladon Jets.

In either variant, the electric power is to be stored in the 230kg lithium-ion battery which is located in the back of the models carbon tub. Jaguar officials have said that the performance might even exceed the figures which were quoted for their 1350kg car in Paris in 2010.

The lead engineer of the project Nigel Taylor has projected a top speed of 330kph with an acceleration of 0-100kph in around 15.5 seconds. Of the 250 models that Jaguar plans to build around 50 will be race variants.

JLR to Soon Manufacture the C-X75, Contributing to its 5bn Pound Investment Strategy

The new Jaguar C-X75 which debut as a concept model at the Paris Auto Show will no longer remain a concept model. The high performance, two seat hybrid sports model impressed audiences when it was first showcased at the Paris Auto Show.

Tata Motors announced yesterday, that their subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover will soon begin production of the electric car’s road version during mid-2013. This car will be part of a strategy announced by the company during the Geneva Motor Show, of offering 40 new important products in a span of five years across both their brands.

At the end of 2010, Tata Motors had announced their plans of spending around £1bn every year for a period of five years on their Jaguar Land Rover subsidiary. This money will be spent over research and development, including capital expenditure, focused largely in UK.

A spokesperson for the JLR, Tata subsidiary said that they continue to change things all the time by investing in latest technologies and downsizing engines among others. The company had last month unveiled their new 2.2l diesel engine to be use in their XF model.

JLR currently relies on engines by Ford. They have, however not yet provided any details regarding the rumor that they are also contemplating another engine plant to be located in UK.

The CEO of JLR, Dr. Ralph Speth, announced on Friday, that their supercar model C-X75 was the rational choice for showcasing progressive design, performance inspired by motorsports as well as the wise use of latest environmental technologies. The C-X75 is to be priced in the range of £700,000 to £900,000 and features a carbon composite chassis. The car is also equipped with two powerful and impressive electric engines coupled with a 4WD, which is capable of 0-100 kph in under three seconds.

The car is capable of a speed of 50kms in an hour with just its electric engine. Only around 250 units of this model are to be built. The F1 team, Williams F1 is to be partners on this project providing their expertise where aerodynamics is concerned as well as when using carbon composites, according to the company.

This announcement of JLR comes after the launch of supercar hybrid models from its German rivals Porsche and BMW, and British company, Lotus, as these supercar models fight increased restrictions on the emissions of carbon dioxide globally.

The IHS Global Insight’s luxury auto analyst, Ian Fletcher said that this was the company’s statement of intent as well as an indication of the future ambitions of the company. This shows that the company wants to move ahead and compete with all the Porsches, Audis and BMWs of the world.