• Nov 24th 2010 at 8:54AM
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Jay Leno drives the Jaguar CX75 Concept – Click above to watch video after the jump

Here's another feather for Jay Leno's cap. The Tonight Show host can officially say that he is one of only a handful of drivers to have slipped their way behind the wheel of the amazing Jaguar C-X75 concept from this year's Paris Motor Show. Penned by design guru Ian Callum, the supercar is as sexy as it is advanced. The vehicle gets its power from a quartet of electric motors that are good for 195 horsepower each. Throw in two small turbine engines for generating power and you've got one very unconventional extended-range hybrid.

The C-X75 was designed to celebrate the Leaping Cat's diamond anniversary, and as such, the company pulled all the stops. With a design that pulls from the most successful points in Jaguar history, the car is nothing short of gorgeous. Will it make it to production? We're not sure, but for the moment, you can hit the jump to watch Leno take it all in – and don't forget to watch for an appearance by Callum, too.



Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: YouTube via Jay Leno's Garage]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      This is one of the BEST green car there is on the planet right now but for the upper scale of the market, if you tame it down it could beat the volt 2 times with less weight more performance and a lower building cost, more mpg and faster. Contrary to the volt it don't require a specialised and costly fuel. This car accept any fuels, so you can maybe buy bunker fuel somewhere at half price or just put your garbage for a couple of days in your personnal miniaturized lpg maker, you can also deviate your sewage to get into this garbage digester for more free ( and depolluting ) fuel.

      I have more to say but as i said earlier these old faschion big carmaker like ford jaguar gm and etc will dissapear soon because this technology is easy to inplement and sooner then later people will convert old delta 88, impala, dodge 500 buick regency v8 to run with these new mechanical parts and the old faschion carmaker will be bankrupt. Big oil on the contrary will subsist because instead of dept like gm ford and chrysler they have spare profit for 200 years approx and can start eassily any new business with old money to spare like creating new cars and flying cars and trucks.

      These lemon compagnies like gm, mercedes ferrari are just outdated plague and customer will reject them in days. They build scrap yards cars for 1 century, this is enouph, period.

      As per gorr, thanks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      lame that he wasn't even allowed to roll it. don't bring it to leno if it doesn't drive.

      if the turbines are efficient enough then it might be an interesting configuration if nothing else in a high priced model. otherwise it'll need a small piston thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      meh, .... I've seen cooler.

      The coolest, The best -
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdu0xRmq3AY


      /That Callum dude is too up-tight. He should've at least let Jay put "fire in the hole"!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it just me or those sporty concept cars start looking like what we ** used ** to think as the future. Plus, we know Jag will never build it, so what's the point?

      Still looks pretty good...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jay would've needed earplugs to have done that walkaround with the turbines running. Plus the turbines would not be "green" as they suck fuel in an inefficient fashion unless they are running near fully loaded.

        Similar to the Volt -- this car isn't green. It's just an attention getter, trolling for attention or ......saaaay,..... is Tata still seeking billions in gov't loans from the U.K.??

        /Unlike the Volt, it really is a series hybrid.

        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm not so sure Jag won't build this. Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, Mclaren all have some sort of alternative propulsion vehicle in their futures. I can see Tata giving the go ahead for this if the turbines can work as advertised. The noise is one huge problem that I see.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Similar to the Volt -- this car isn't green. It's just an attention getter, trolling for attention"

      Really becasue last time I checked I will use about 250 gallons per year less in a Volt than I would in my current car ( A 2010 Prius ).

      What is so un-green about the Volt?

      BTW - where I live 20% of my electricity is from wind, 30% nuke, 15% hydro, 45% is coal, gas, other.
        • 4 Years Ago
        LOL, '' BTW - where I live 20% of my electricity is from wind, 30% nuke, 15% hydro, 45% is coal, gas, other. ''

        You must live in dreams or another planet. Your electricity come from 1 source at a time and it's not coal or hydro or something else. it's an electric generator and the energy for the electric generator come from wind, coal, garbages shit( boilers ) of any kind, hydro, sun, natural gas but almost 100% of generator are fed by coal or natural gas or nuke because wind, garbages shit and solar are unsstable device . The utility as I SAID !)) time have to maintain and match the impedance( needs and cartacteristics )
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