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Jaguar Pulls Plug On C-X75 Supercar

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If you planned on purchasing Jaguar’s stunning C-X75 supercar, you will have to look elsewhere.

The manufacturer said that production will not extend five prototypes and the cars’ future that will largely be limited to museum units and roadshows.

The company said that the current economy would not support a vehicle with the exorbitant price tag the C-X75 would have carried. Speculation had the hybrid supercar in the $1.3 to $1.6 million range. The prototypes were not equipped with the gas turbines of the original show car, but were powered by electric motors and a 3-cylinder, high-pressure 1.6 liter engine that Jaguar said delivered an output similar to a 6-cylinder. Total system power was estimated in the 800 hp range.

Jaguar noted that even if the C-X75 will not be entering its planned 250 unit production run, some of its technologies are likely to find its way into mass market vehicles. Those who wanted to purchase one of the C-X75s, will have to find other options, but there are some interesting alternatives coming, including Ferrari’s successor of the Enzo supercar, which is said to be offering 920 hp, including electric motors.

 

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    eklipz330 , December 26, 2012 3:21 AM
    they must have had other reasons. people with disposable incomes love expensive cars, they would have surely sold 250 of these. the "current economy" doesn't affect those who are beyond loaded, like the upper .05%.
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    apache_lives , December 26, 2012 6:37 AM
    what an odd looking computer...
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    mlopinto2k1 , December 26, 2012 3:07 AM
    Damn, I was really looking forward to picking this up. NOT.
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    eklipz330 , December 26, 2012 3:21 AM
    they must have had other reasons. people with disposable incomes love expensive cars, they would have surely sold 250 of these. the "current economy" doesn't affect those who are beyond loaded, like the upper .05%.
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    madjimms , December 26, 2012 4:21 AM
    I'd love to just have the engine! 800hp from a 3 cylinder (diesel cycle) gasoline engine.
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    jupiter optimus maximus , December 26, 2012 4:50 AM
    If i had $1.6 million and was asked which car to buy, either a Jaguar C-X75, or a Bugatti Veyron, i'll go with the Veyron.
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    apache_lives , December 26, 2012 6:37 AM
    what an odd looking computer...
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    abbadon_34 , December 26, 2012 7:11 AM
    apache_liveswhat an odd looking computer...


    I couldn't have said it better (but was waiting util after Christmas to be charitable)
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    assasin32 , December 26, 2012 7:29 AM
    hastenTBH I think the Veyron is quite ugly. Just my opinion and to each their own. Can't argue with the performance though - I read that they had to have special street tires made cause the top speed was blowing through anything commercially available. If I were rich - I would probably try to get my hands on a Lexus LFA, Ferrari F12, or Lamro Aventador at 1/3 the price instead of either of those cars... Or if I hit the 7 digit mark definitely a Reventon.


    If I HAD to spend an insane amount of money on a fast car I get one custom built. Basically it would look like an old muscle car on the outside but made with lightweight materials, exotic metals, carbon fiber, etc etc. And all the technological advancements to help produce the best HP, Handling, Safety money can buy. Primary reason for this is quite simple I like my old muscle cars and I can easily see myself driving one. Where as driving a million dollar sports car, I would look out of place.
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    fuzzion , December 26, 2012 7:30 AM
    apache_liveswhat an odd looking computer...


    Actually it is. The CX75 actually had a quad core ecu with over 27 sensors and 4gb of onboard ram
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    maxinexus , December 26, 2012 12:05 PM
    Looks like brick with wheels...oh wait it is a battery with wheels.
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    Sumukh_Bhagat , December 26, 2012 1:31 PM
    I bought this car already. No joke!
    Yes really, I have one.
    I ran it at a speed of 300m/hr :lol: 

    Plastic Scale Model one :p 
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    Sumukh_Bhagat , December 26, 2012 1:32 PM
    So, will it beat my GTX 660?
    I don't think so :p 
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    rosen380 , December 26, 2012 3:21 PM
    "Basically it would look like an old muscle car on the outside but made with lightweight materials, exotic metals, carbon fiber, etc etc. "

    Since none of the super-cars that do 250+ MPH and 0-100-0 in ~10 seconds look anything like a classic muscle car, I assume there is a reason. To perform like those cars you need an extreme amount of down-force to keep you stable at high speeds and I doubt that a muscle car body will provide that.


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    kellybean , December 26, 2012 10:39 PM
    Guess I will just have to get the F-50 instead, In my dreams, LOL
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    mlopinto2k1 , December 27, 2012 8:32 PM
    santeanai doubt the engine is 800hp. Notice the article stated that the total system power was 800hp. That includes the power of all of the electric motors as well as the 3cyl engine together. The engine alone is probably in the 200-250hp range and the electric motors 125 to 150 hp each.

    With a grand total of.... 500hp? Where did you get 800hp out of those figures?