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Old 05-06-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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Official: Jaguar C-X75 going into production with help from Williams F1

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on May 6th, 2011 at 9:31AM
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This morning a gigantic cat jumped out of a secret little bag when Jaguar announced it has teamed with Williams F1 to build a production version of the C-X75 supercar. The 2010 Paris Motor Show-stopper in concept form was powered by two mid-mounted turbines, but the four-wheel-drive production model will swap those for a low displacement, highly boosted four-cylinder engine mated to "two powerful electric motors," one at each axle.

Williams' contribution will be in the areas of aerodynamics - the production version will maintain the concept's an all-composite body, and the integration of the hybrid powertrain that will take from the lessons JLR is learning from its Jaguar Limo Green and Land Rover Range E. Horsepower numbers haven't been revealed, but the hybrid master blaster is targeting CO2 emissions of less than 99 grams per kilometer and all-electric running possible for 31 miles, along with a sub-three-second 0-to-60 time and a top speed beyond 200 miles per hour.

Only 250 will be built and they'll start at 700,000 ($1.149 million U.S. based on current exchange rates) "depending on local market and taxes." However, Jaguar hasn't said when they'll be built, offering nothing more than "within the timescales of a conventional model programme." That sound like about four years to us, plenty of time to save enough to buy one of the door handles.
There's a document from ATT Williams F1 with more information after the jump, and diehards can view the morning's press conference on-demand. And to think we were worried about the future of fun cars. Now we only need to worry about the future of our bank accounts... Hat tips to Adi and Dane!
Seeing the price point they are coming out far and ahead of the 918 spyder doesn't bode well IMO.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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A 700,000 Jaguar ?
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Originally Posted by enzoferrari View Post
A 700,000 Jaguar ?
With a 31 mile range?

This rush to get on the hybrid bandwagon is such a bucket of crap.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:07 AM   #4
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It's a range extender hybrid, so it'll have a petrol engine to boost the batteries. There was some talk of it using small jet engines not sure what's happening with that.

I like the way manufacturers are responding to CO2 reduction targets. Porsche 918 Spyder is ace!
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:38 PM   #5
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It's a range extender hybrid, so it'll have a petrol engine to boost the batteries. There was some talk of it using small jet engines not sure what's happening with that.

I like the way manufacturers are responding to CO2 reduction targets. Porsche 918 Spyder is ace!
Why? CO2 is a naturally occuring a required for life compound on the earth.

Reducing "CO2 targets" has what to do with anythin goutside of bogus "global warming" crap exactly?

Whats next? Car companies are going to start removing trees around the globe to "reduce their carbon footprint"?
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Originally Posted by RC45 View Post
Why? CO2 is a naturally occuring a required for life compound on the earth.

Reducing "CO2 targets" has what to do with anythin goutside of bogus "global warming" crap exactly?

Whats next? Car companies are going to start removing trees around the globe to "reduce their carbon footprint"?
Co2 tarqets are a load of bullshit
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:16 PM   #7
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Why? CO2 is a naturally occuring a required for life compound on the earth.

Reducing "CO2 targets" has what to do with anythin goutside of bogus "global warming" crap exactly?

Whats next? Car companies are going to start removing trees around the globe to "reduce their carbon footprint"?
Or planting them as Land Rover will happily charge you for.

I hate it too, just got a smokey old 205 GTi, it doesn't have a cat and currently doesn't work properly so does about 12mpg. It's not exactly eco-friendly. So while I dislike the idea of persecuting motorists, as a hypocrite I think that pollution and the general affectation we cause is a problem.

It's dull but something needs to be done - a bit.
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