Created to celebrate 75 years of Jaguar, Project C-X75 is the ultimate expression of the brand’s design and engineering innovation. While not planned for production, the C-X75 concept will be used for continuing research and development of future Jaguar technologies.
The C-X75 was revealed as a concept at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, where it received Autoweek’s coveted “Best in Show” award and the 2010 Louis Vuitton Classic Concept award. “The C-X75 received an incredible reception as a concept car,” said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar’s Global Brand Director. “No other vehicle will better signify Jaguar’s renewed confidence and excellence in technological innovation.”
The astounding look of the C-X75 is pure Jaguar. “This will be the finest looking and most innovative Jaguar ever created,” says Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Director of Design. “Even in the world of supercars, we can still produce the most beautiful. C-X75 is an exciting project for us and a clear statement of Jaguar’s intent to continue creating bold, innovative and beautiful performance cars.”
Raising the Bar
Project C-X75 was designed to deliver stunning on-road performance, while adopting cutting-edge technology for remarkably economical running.
Carbon-fibre, drawn from Motorsports technology and used in the chassis, creates an incredibly lightweight yet rigidly strong structure. Super-fine fibers made from pure carbon are woven into fabric sheets that are then carefully impregnated with a resin and baked into shape with a combination of heat and pressure.
The dynamic styling of the C-X75 concept hints at its exceptional performance. Project goals are an under 3 seconds 0-100 km/h acceleration time, and perhaps even more amazing, 0-160 km/h acceleration of less than 6 seconds.3 This incredible performance is accompanied by very low emissions, thanks to the vehicle’s lightweight construction and cutting-edge powertrain technology.
While the C-X75 promises supercar performance, with a top speed in excess of 320 km/h3, it is also a low-emissions hybrid vehicle concept, with a range of up to 48 kilometres on electric power alone, with incredibly low CO2 emissions of less than 99 g/km. To put that into perspective, most new cars sold in Canada today are in the 121-150 g/km range.
C-X75 is not just about straight-line performance; its ideal weight distribution also gives it optimal handling. The battery pack is mounted in the chassis in such a way as to become a positive factor for handling, stabilizing the car at higher speeds. Meanwhile, the compact engine is small enough to be mounted low in the engine bay and to keep weight to an absolute minimum.