Jaguar will launch its C-X75 concept vehicle as an exclusive hybrid supercar.
The C-X75 – which boasts top speeds in excess of 200mph – is expected to deliver ultra-low CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km.
“We were always determined that the C-X75 would be as striking on the road as it was in concept form,” said Jaguar exec Ian Callum.
“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.”
According to Callum, the Jaguar C-X75 is slated to be developed in association with Williams F1, who will provide their engineering expertise in various areas, such as aerodynamics, carbon composite manufacture and hybrid technologies.
To be sure, the supercar’s chassis is made of carbon-fibre, effectively creating an incredibly lightweight, yet rigidly strong structure. In addition, the C-X75 is powered a small-capacity, highly-boosted internal combustion engine with one electric motor at each axle.
“The engine’s compact size allows it to be mounted low in the car for optimum weight distribution and to retain the concept’s stunning silhouette,” explained Jaguar engineer Bob Joyce.
“This will make the Jaguar C-X75 a bona fide hybrid supercar capable of silent electric running with an extensive EV range in excess of 50km.”
When C-X75’s motors and combustion engine combine, it will be one of the fastest production cars in the world, with a sub-three second 0-60mph time and a top speed in excess of 200mph.
Production, however, is expected to be limited, with Jaguar building only 250 of the C-X75 supercars. Each will be priced between £700,000 ($1,149,190) – £900,000 ($1,477,530) depending on market and local taxes.