Jaguar took the Paris Motor Show by storm when it unveiled a radical 200mph-plus electric-powered concept supercar.
Visitors to the prestige event were stunned when the covers finally came off the C-X75, which has been described as “arguably the most beautiful Jaguar ever made”.
The four-wheel drive car has a range of some 560 miles thanks to innovative, lightweight micro gas-turbines which are capable of quickly and efficiently recharging the Lithium-ion batteries.
In purely electric mode the new C-X75 will run for 68 miles on a six-hour domestic plug-in charge. As the power runs down the gas turbines cut in.
But the car has the capability of switching to “track mode” allowing the tiny gas turbines – effectively miniature jet engines – to put power directly through the electric motors on all four wheels pushing the car to 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and on to 205 mph.
“The C-X75 is a tribute to the people who shaped the iconic Jaguars that are revered to this day. By making it an innovative test-bed for the technologies of tomorrow, it also ensures that our reputation for engineering excellence will continue for another 75 years and beyond,” said Mike O’Driscoll, managing director of Jaguar Cars.
Ian Callum, Jaguar’s design director, added: “The C-X75 is everything a Jaguar should be. It possesses remarkable poise and grace yet at the same time has the excitement and potency of a true supercar. You could argue this is as close to a pure art form as a concept car can get and we believe it is a worthy homage to 75 years of iconic Jaguar design.” said.
“It’s arguably the most beautiful Jaguar ever made”.