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Jaguar to build C-X75 hybrid supercar


Jaguar has confirmed that it will launch the C-X75 concept car as an exclusive hybrid supercar

The Jaguar C-X75 will be the marque's most advanced model to date, with a claimed CO² figure of 99g/km, while reaching speeds of more than 322kph.

The company says the C-X75 received an incredible reception when it debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, and the production car will stay true to the concept.

"We were always determined that the Jaguar C-X75 would be as striking on the road as it was in concept form," said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars. "This will be the finest looking and most innovative Jaguar ever produced. Even in the world of supercars, we can still produce the most beautiful."

The 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.

The supercar's chassis will be made of carbon-fibre to create a lightweight, yet strong structure.

The road-going supercar will use a state-of-the-art, small-capacity, highly-boosted internal combustion engine with one powerful electric motor at each axle.

"The engine's compact size allows it to be mounted low in the car for optimum weight distribution and to retain the concept's stunning silhouette. This will make the Jaguar C-X75 a bona fide hybrid supercar capable of silent electric running with an extensive EV range in excess of 50km," explained Bob Joyce, Group Engineering Director, Jaguar Land Rover.

Only 250 examples will be built, each costing between £700,000 - £900,000 (NZ$1.45m - 1.86m) depending on the market.

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