"We feel we could make the car work, but looking at the global austerity measures in place now, it seems the wrong time to launch an 800,000-pound to 1 million-pound supercar."

Those words are from Jaguar Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark, and as true as they may be, it still stings a little bit. After all, we've been looking forward to the Jaguar C-X75 ever since word came from Jolly Olde that it was green-lit for a short production run.

Some of the cool bits and pieces the world will now be without: a powerful but relatively miserly 1.6-liter turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine, two electric motors driving all four wheels and a carbon fiber chassis developed by Williams F1. Sigh.

All is not lost, however. According to Autocar, Jaguar says five working prototypes will be completed, and as many as three of those will be sold at auction, though we don't know if they will be legal for street use. Jaguar will also be able to carry 60 percent of the C-X75's weight-saving and hybrid powertrain technology in future products.

And, lest we forget, those wealthy individuals holding out for a ridiculously fast and stupendously expensive hybrid supercar can always plunk down some cash for the Porsche 918...


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      GeeDavy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Once Jag decided that it would be produced without the micro gas turbines there was little reason to go on with the project anyway.
      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      This makes me sad, because that is absolutely the best looking car I've seen in years. I was super excited that there would be more of them in the world. Oh well, at least there should be 5 out there, brightening the world with their beauty.
      heltersceltic
      • 2 Years Ago
      What happened to the turbine? With a 1.6 liter, it became a Jaguar Volt.
      askroon
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is the most stupid excuse I've ever heard. This is the PERFECT time to launch a ridiculously expensive supercar. Remember that the XJ220 was built right after the 1987 stock market crash and while the world was still in recession. Would the world be a better place without the XJ220? No. Is the world a better place without the C-X75? No.
        ChaosphereIX
        • 2 Years Ago
        @askroon
        one of the best cars in the history of 4 wheels is the XJ220. It is a mistake for them to not make this, it probably would sell well to those who could afford it as well...
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should have stuck with the jet engines.
      Commentotron
      • 2 Years Ago
      LOL. The people who would buy this will not be effected by the austerity measures that are so in fashion now. That's just for the little people.
      spinftwin
      • 2 Years Ago
      BOOOOOOOOO!
      Space
      • 2 Years Ago
      SCREW. THE. WORLD.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      "We feel we could make the car work, but looking at the global austerity measures in place now, it seems the wrong time to launch an 800,000-pound to 1 million-pound supercar." Riiiight. A quarter of a centry ago, the world had 128 billionaires. It currently has 1,226 of them according to Forbes. If Jaguar catered to the shrinking middle class, i'd believe that statement. But the fact that they only currently have one vehicle which does(XF) means that they are squarely aimed at that ever-growing 1% as they have always been. So that excuse doesn't make sense to me. Maybe somethign like this would've been a little bit more believable... "We feel we could make the car work, but looking at our current owners/investors(Tata Motors), it seems the wrong time to launch an 800,000-pound to 1 million-pound supercar....because they won't give us the money for it."
        Actionable Mango
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Given enough time and inflation, everyone will be billionaires!
          Shanti
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Actionable Mango
          Perhaps, but another way to put it is that the number of people who could buy this car 1,000 times is growing. Aka, the buying power of the ultra wealthy is increasing, while the buying power of the middle-class is shrinking.
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good thing I got mine already. The downside: when I sell it, I can no longer claim there are "no love stains."
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's such nonsense... the rich are richer than ever, and they would be the very market for this car. Jag couldn't get it all together is the real reason its canceled.
      Felspawn
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just like Jaguar to tease a revolutionary supercar and then fail to deliver...
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