Jaguar Pulls Plug On C-X75 Supercar

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
    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
    what an odd looking computer...
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  • mlopinto2k1
    Damn, I was really looking forward to picking this up. NOT.
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  • eklipz330
    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
    I'd love to just have the engine! 800hp from a 3 cylinder (diesel cycle) gasoline engine.
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