The new car will mix international combustion power with electric motors to achieve supercar performance giving speeds of over 200 kmph, carbon-dioxide emissions of less than 99 gms/km and a lightweight but strong all carbon-fibre chassis.
Initially, only 250 exclusive models shall be built in association with and direct technology transfer from Williams F1, the motorsport engineering leader. “This is the Jaguar of the future. It’s fantastic that products like the C-X75 can become reality,” said CEO of Tata Motors, Carl-Peter Forster.
Terming it as the company’s most ambitious, world-beating vehicle programme, Forster said the opportunity for innovations like this in Britain is part of the reason why Tata Motors invested in Jaguar around three years ago.
Revealing that the proposed supercar received an incredible response as a concept car at the Paris 2010 motor show, Jaguar Brand Director Adrian Hallmark said that “there is a clear business case for this exclusive halo model. No other vehicle will better signify Jaguar’s renewed confidence and excellence in technological innovation than this”.
He said the Project C-X75 will be the ultimate expression of Jaguar design and engineering innovation, sticking to the initial concept design while fulfilling requirements to make it suited for road use.
“We were determined that Jaguar C-X75 would be as striking on the road as it was in concept form,” said Jaguar Cars Director of Design Ian Callum. He assured it would be finest looking, and most innovative Jaguar car ever produced.
In what is termed as an unprecedented move, Jaguar C-X75 will be developed in association with Williams F1 who will provide their engineering expertise in areas including aerodynamics, carbon composite manufacture and hybrid technologies.
Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said the confirmation of this project signposts JLR’s continued determination to embrace new technologies. “A supercar like the C-X75 is the logical choice to showcase cutting-edge design, intelligent use of new environmental technologies and motorsport-inspired performance,” Speth observed.
Source : The Economic Times