If you want to know what was going through the minds of decisionmakers at Jaguar when the company decided to build the batty C-X75 Concept, look no further than the quick video after the jump. Jaguar set about building a car with the performance of a Bugatti Veyron, the electric range of a Chevrolet Volt and the emissions of a Toyota Prius, and they turned to a legendary engineering firm to help make it happen. Williams, the same crew behind Williams F1, helped Jaguar stitch the concept car together, and the result is unlike anything we've seen before.

The twin-charged 1.6-liter four-cylinder mounted amidship is paired with an electric motor at each wheel for a combined output of over 850 horsepower. And, since the whole chassis is hewn from carbon fiber, a production version would've been light enough to give machines like the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari a run for their money. Shame they apparently couldn't make the business case work. Watch the concept build story in the video below for yourself.



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      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      WHY DID THEY NOT MAKE THIS ! This car epic. WTF is the point of all this engineering if your not gonna produce it... at least Lexus had the balls to build the LFA
        Brodz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @miketim1
        By making these video's, they are getting people with lots of money really giddy about the car, so they will pay whatever Jaguar asks them to.
      D550
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stunningly gorgeous! Quite an achievement to outshine the looks of the LaFerrari, P1, and 918 combined. But the performance claims are too easy to make when you don't have to back it up with production feasibility. Still, Ian Callum and his modern Jaguars unquestionably rule the roost when it comes to style and design.
      Bobby Robinson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is Jaguar throwing out subtitle hints that they might actually put this car into production? I thinks so. Sauce for the goose?
      Griffen W
      • 1 Year Ago
      As seen with other hyper-eco car makers what you do is keep upping the price tag until it does make sense. So what if you only make 10 of them? Price them at 1.2 million a piece and someone is still wealthy enough to buy one. heck if that doesn't work make 20 and price them at 1.5 million.
      artso06
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jaguar....Just build it...limited run. It is one of the most beautiful cars to date.
      Classic_Engr
      • 1 Year Ago
      It seems people have forgotten the very definition of a concept car. Don't worry. At worst, the technology developed will trickle down to the Jaguar production line up. At best, JLR will find a way to "surprise" the market with a limited production run. "It's gonna be alright."
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think that Jaguar will go ahead with this. They're just putting it on the back burner for now, or for some reason. Maybe they want to see how the Ferrari, the McLaren, and the Porsche are accepted and perform.
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder how many of these numbers are theoretical or if they were able to really achieve what they claim. I see this often with concept cars. Very outlandish claims with no verification of their truth.
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bonehead
        and honestly if they really did achieve this in a way that is moderately reliable, then now is the time to produce this car. Porsche, Ferrari, and Lamborghini are all striving to similar levels of hypercar insanity and they will find buyers. It pays a dividend in the end by having bragging rights and an insane halo car that people associate with your brand. IF they really achieved this then i really cant help but wonder why they didnt produce it in very exclusive limited runs
          sparrk
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bonehead
          We all know that nowadays, the crazier and more expensive the car is, the easier it is to sell. Jaguar and Williams just couldn't make it work and they blame the ones we always like to blame : the bean counters.
      d.hollywood
      • 1 Year Ago
      Total GUTLESSNESS on the part of Jaguar for not rolling this out. Would've been a cutting edge "halo car".
      jonnybimmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Hey, look what we could make." Like the GT by Citroen and Honda HSV all over again.
      John Ralphio
      • 1 Year Ago
      Build it, or GTFO.
      ffelix422
      • 1 Year Ago
      JAG has already said it will not build this car. But everybody, (see XJ220) knew that. Can't think of a better way to put failure on display than to video a documentary of a car that was promised, but never was. Time and energy better spent improving quality of existing products.
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