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Old 06-27-2013, 02:49 PM
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Thumbs up Jaguar: C-X75 in Action (Video!) (new Pics) Ohhh Mmmm Geee...!

Incredibly Stunning...

Video: Jaguar's C-X75 hybrid supercar on video - Telegraph

A few days ago we heard that the hybrid underpinnings of the canned Jaguar C-X75 were going to find their way in to the F-Type to produce a 700bhp monster.

We had our doubts about that, but it does seem clear that Jaguar are not going to let the C-X75 just disappear in to oblivion.
For reasons probably known only to Jaguar, they’ve suddenly decided to release a new set of photos (above) of the very good looking C-X75 in a fetching shade of blue – a better look than the pale metallic paint job on all the photos we’ve seen so far – despite the project being shelved.

Not only that, but they invited Autocar (others, like Car, got to play too) to have a brief blat in the 890bhp C-X75 at Gaydon (video below), where its 1.6 litre twin charged Williams engine put out its 500bhp with a wail that sounded like an Isle of Man TT run on steroids.

So it seems clear that there is more to come from the C-X75, either as a powertrain for a road Jaguar or perhaps, dare we say, as a production car after all?

Perhaps Jaguar decided that the timing was just wrong to deliver an 890bhp hypercar, not because, as they cited at the time, that the world recession mitigated against its production, but because the new LaFerrari and McLaren P1 would be direct competition and make it tough to shift a few hundred Jaguar Supercars?

Perhaps the plan is to keep the C-X75 in the public eye for another year or so, wait for most of the LaFerrari and McLaren P1 buyers to start hankering for a new toy and then declare the economy is robust enough to justify a production run of the C-X75 after all.

Or is that just wishful thinking?

Read more: Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid Supercar back in the spotlight
Originally unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Jaguar has unveiled new imagery of its supercar creation, the C-X75.

Named in honor of the carmaker's 75th anniversary, the "C" stands for concept and the "X" for experimental. It is a hybrid electric two-seater, featuring a powertrain that contains a 500 bhp (372 kW) twin-charged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, as well as two electric motors for a combined maximum output of roughly 850 bhp (633 kW).

In time trials, the C-X75 prototype accelerated from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds, 0-100 mph in less than six seconds, and reached a top speed of roughly 220 mph.

Production of this concept was cancelled in December, due to the ongoing global economic crisis and a price tag that topped out at well over one million dollars.

Reports say Jaguar plans to implement some of the improvements they've learned the development of the supercar and apply to future models.

Read more: New Imagery Released For Jaguar C-X75 Prototype | BallerStatus.com
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