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Old 30th September 2010, 03:41   #1
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Default Jaguar C-X75. EDIT : No plans for production anymore

A gorgeous new concept at Paris by Jaguar, looks like TATA is truly going to turn things around.



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Have them make Kt in India for a crore and ill want it, else it will start competing with DB9s and CGTs.

But a good looking concept...
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Please post pictures the ejector lever, pitot tubes and the most awesomest feature of all the twin turbines that this concept is hiding underneath that sexy outershell.

I am so ready to drive a turbine powered car.
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Here is another link with embedded video and more technical information.

Jaguar C-X75 Concept: An Electric Jet XJ220 From The Future

This also has some praising words Tata as Jaguar's owner.

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For its 75th anniversary, Jaguar's unveiling the C-X75 Concept, an extended-range electric coupe showing off a new design direction for the leaping-kitty brand, along with a electric/gas turbine power source generating 780 hp. Your 21st century British supercar awaits.

Designed with the intent to move Jaguar's styling into something new and evolved, the C-X75 revives the promise of the XJ220 two-seat supercar from the 1990s; one vehicle that carriers every engineering resource Jaguar can muster.
The C-X75's design mixes a number of cues from Jaguar's modern lineup, but in shape and proportion resembles the 1966 XJ13 Le Mans prototype, a car Jaguar chief designer Ian Callum tags as "possibly the most beautiful Jaguar ever made."
But there's no precedent in Jaguar history for the powertrain under its aluminum skin. Using four electric motors at each wheel generating 195hp each and a lithium-ion battery pack, Jaguar says the C-X75 can hit 62 mph in 3.4 seconds, with a 10.3-second dispatch of a quarter mile. The batteries carry enough energy to carry the two-seater 68 miles on electric power alone.
And when those dim, the C-X75 can refill its electric power with two micro gas turbines, paired midships, that generate 94 hp apiece, providing nearly 500 miles of additional range. The turbines can operate independently, and can be called upon to directly power the electric motors. Yoked together, the system provides 780 hp and 1187 lb.-ft. of torque to all four wheels.


Aside from aesthetics, the designers needed to deal with the forces require to keep the C-X75 stable at an estimated top speed of 205 mph. The scoops on the side feed the gas turbines, which need 25,000 liters of air per minute in operation. The exhaust gases from the turbines feed into the aerodynamics as well.
In the cabin, Jaguar has designed a series of new touchscreens, including one that can mimic the dash of a D-Type. The center dash also sports a Bremont-designed clock, and instead of speakers, the Bowers & Wilkins sound system uses transducers lining the doors and bulkhead in a honeycomb pattern, creating a system that can actively cancel some of the noise from the mini jet engines behind the passengers' spines.
For three-quarters of a century, Jaguar has embodied the highs and lows of Britain's auto industry. Left for dead several times, Jaguar has struggled into a semblance of financial stability following its sale by Ford to India's Tata Motors in 2008. But it has shied from made an overarching statement of purpose about its future under new ownership until now. If it can put some of the C-X75's technological bounty into a real vehicle, Jaguar could craft a few more years as glorious as any from the previous 75.
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The most beautiful jag ever built is xj220 no Qs asked...this thing would be 2...
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Stunning to say the least and a technological tour de force.Hope this concept is made into a production vehicle someday.The gas turbine technology reminds me of the Jet-cars from GM in the 1950s.
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Now I would put XJ220 as number 2 , Provided they make some subtle changes.

The alloy wheel design is the first thing that should go. Jaguar is having an amazing line up of cars when it comes to design/engineering/performance.

Hope they carry this a long way to fight off the Trio from Germany and Japan (Infinity/Lexus/Acura) though the later bunch's fight has not been really been an effective competitor leaving apart Lexus.
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Wow ! Jaguars have always been one the best in terms of looks , and this is no exception !
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Jaguar to build C-X75 Veyron beater - 06 May 2011

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Jaguar has decided to turn its hugely impressive jet-powered Jaguar C-X75 hybrid concept into a £700,000, Bugatti Veyron-beating flagship for production in 2013 – and is enlisting the aid of the Williams F1 team to do it.<br /> <br />
The deal, a momentous decision that will affect everything Jaguar does for decades to come, was announced in London this morning by Tata chief Carl-Peter Forster, with Sir Frank Williams in attendance.<br /> <br />
It will involve a direct technology transfer between the partners, especially over lightweight structures, and brings Tata ever closer to the F1 connection that has often been rumoured.<br /> <br /> <img src=Jaguar to build C-X75 Veyron beater - Autocar.co.uk

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Reviving thread, as the C-X75 will no longer remain a concept car. Production plans have just been announced for a limited 250unit run. To be produced in its hybrid version in collaboration with Williams F1 cars. Price of no less than 1.15million dollars.

Check out the BBC report here.
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As a limited edition "Halo" car,this one looks better(hopefully production version shall look similiar to the concept)than the Aston One-77.
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Here's a short test drive by Jay Leno along with lead designer Ian Callum.

YouTube - Jay Leno test drives the Jaguar CX-75
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"Sadly, Jaguar tells us the production version will drop the jets and instead pack a ‘highly-boosted' four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor on each axle."
It is going to be put into production with a little changes . The most major being that the mini turbines are going to be replaced with a gasoline 1.6l turbo boosted engine . With F1 going to 4 cylinder 1.6 l engine in the future and Williams F1 teams's involvement in the project , don't be surprised if this engine is based on the f1 engine
And also since the TATAs are investing a fair bit in micro jets ( they own major share in "Baldon jets" , the company that made the jets for the concept ) , there is a good possibility that some of the Cx-75 models could yet come with the turbine
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Wow! The Jag C-X75 looks menacing. The rear looks space-age, fits the jet-powered tag to the T. This will ensure that Jaguar makes its presence felt in the supercar league and is sure to raise the profile of the marque worldwide.

Tata has always had a good working relationship with Williams F1. Will it materialise into something bigger? Only time will tell...
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Here is a excellent video about C-X75.

Jaguar C-X75 : Unparalleled Innovation!

Actually, when Tata took Jaguar, my first reaction was "Wow! Tata has got best of the experience, patents, knowledge in car innovation and technology which no money can buy". Tata is going benefit from that vast experience and knowledge even if Jaguar buy was not looking like a good deal.

I hope they are learning from Jaguar and bringing some of that knowledge to Tata Car making.
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