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Old 8th January 2010, 15:54   #16
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Dude, I answered to the TITLE of the thread.
But you missed the question mark after the title! Which suggests that it could or couldn't be the successor.

It's just a news feed. No offense man!

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Gah!

Exactly nitrous. Call it an XE or whatever, but don't name it after the iconic E-type especially when it has NOTHING to suggest the fact

The only resemblance is that it seems to be a VERY small car. Look at the headrests!! A slightly built person would look even larger sitting in it
But rather than being another retro-chic-reincarnation-evolution of the iconic E-Type, they've started from scratch and would this car would pick up from where the E-Type left off. Not all successors need to resemble or drive just like its predecessors!
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Source: Jaguar's e-car makes waves - 1 - *Autos - MSN India
Jaguar's e-car makes waves
Los Angeles: Tata motors owned Jaguar has unveiled a electric concept car that can run 900 kms to a charge with a top speed of 320 kms per hour.
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Christened C-X75 , it has been created to celebrate 75 years of the company, says Ian Callum, design director of Jaguar Cars.
Callum said that he was very "excited about the car and loved its design.
He said the concept car had everything a Jaguar should be.
The car which would be put on display at the prestigious Los Angles Auto Show beginning tomorrow has created waves in the last few days after being exhibited in some parts of this city of Hollywood.
"It possesses remarkable poise and grace yet at the same time has the excitement and potency of a true supercar", Callum said.
"This is as close to a pure art form as a concept car and get and is a worthy homage to 75 years of iconic Jaguar design, - he said.
Top Jaguar executives insist C-X75 was only a concept car and not for commercial sale while conceding they have been receiving a lot of inquiries from serious potential buyers.
Built with lightweight aluminum panels and chassis, the C-X75 is a 4WD vehicle.
Besides being powered by 145kw electric motors at all wheels, it has a pair of micro gas-turbines that provide another 140Kw of charge and extend the range to 900 km.
Top speed is over 320 km/h and the two-seater can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just over 3.0 seconds.
The super car was first put to public display at the Paris Auto show recently and now at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
From here it would travel to China, before it goes back to its garage at London.
Callum said there is no plan to take this concept car to India, where its owners the Tata Motors is headquartered.
On comparison and similarity between Tata NANO - the world's cheapest car - and Jaguar C-X75, now being dubbed as the 'super car' - he said it was 'innovation' which has been the key thrust of its chief Ratan Tata.
"Mr Ratan Tata, saw it in August some time. He saw it a few times of course as we developed it. He is very excited about it.
"He (Tata) loves the technology. He loves the design of it. And he is a great fan of the car," Callum said.
"When he (Tata) saw it all finished, he was very very delighted indeed," Callum said, adding that at the moment there is no plan to market this super car.
"It is very obvious that Mr Tata himself loves the Jaguar brand and has a very very passionate view of Jaguar," said Thomson.
"We showed him (this car) three-four weeks before the Paris show", he said adding "as a surprise, we just pushed it into the viewing area and he absolutely loved the car straight away".
In Los Angeles, before it landed up at the auto show, the car was put up for restricted viewing at the legendary garage of Tonight Show host and longtime car collector Jay Leno.
In fact, Leno became the first person outside Jaguar to drive the C-X75 on a public highway.
If the car is produced, it will be powered by twin turbines charging four electric motors.
"I am speechless," Leno said after having a look at the car.

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As nice as the convertible is, it does not hold a candle to the E TYPE

Jaguar, PLease please please incorporate design language of the original E type . :'(
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Source: Jaguar's e-car makes waves - 1 - *Autos - MSN India
Jaguar's e-car makes waves
Los Angeles: Tata motors owned Jaguar has unveiled a electric concept car that can run 900 kms to a charge with a top speed of 320 kms per hour.
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As nice as the convertible is, it does not hold a candle to the E TYPE

Jaguar, PLease please please incorporate design language of the original E type . :'(
Looks like this one is based on the Jaguar XJ220. It does seem to have some design elements from the quintessential '90s Jaguar supercar. It does look magnificent, and don't expect it to be too different from the production version, if ever it does make it to production.

Jaguar is known for making their production cars look almost like the concept car that it follows. Read, the current XK and the XJ.
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@ariesonu - that is the Jaguar C-X75 which is an electric sportscar concept and has nothing to do with the E-Type.

A thread already exists on the C-X75 - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...uar-c-x75.html

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@suhaas : I was talking about the incorporation of Original Design Language of E type into the convertible picture in the first post. as harish has rightly pointed out, the C-X75 is an entirely different ball game and inherits the design language of the XJ220. btw, TATA owns a 20% stake in BLADON JETS, the company which makes those micro-gas turbines
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harish: Noted sir & agree but I copied everything verbatim from msn site for the convenience of our members. The pics are from same article.

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