The Jaguar C-X75 concept that was first displayed at the Paris Motor Show will not go in to production the car maker said. The C-X75 was to go head to head with others in the 200 mph club, like the Koenigsegg and Bugatti. But market conditions have been blamed for the project being scrapped.
Jaguar’s global brand director, Adrian Hallmark, made this announcement on the 10th of December 2012, saying that the decision “broke my heart. The C-X75 received an incredible reception as a concept car.”
The scheme was originally based on a jet-hybrid power train but was scrapped due to road vibration and airborne debris issues. The design came from the aircraft nature of the turbine engines. This also inspired components on the car such as the Alloy Wheels.
The engine was going to be a 1.6 litre four-cylinder unit closely related to the units being implemented in F1 for the 2013 season. Some thought that if the project went ahead, the output could have been as high as 1000hp, with a top speed of 200mph.
“We were always determined that the Jaguar C-X75 would be as striking on the road as it was in concept form,” said Ian Callum, Director of Design, Jaguar Cars. "This would have been the finest looking and most innovative Jaguar ever produced - even in the world of Supercars.”
The C-X75 was only ever a 250 unit project, each costing in the region of £700,000 to £900,000. Jaguar will keep three of the prototypes in the Jaguar historic fleet and will sell off the other two prototypes, most likely by auction. So if you really want one even though the project is off, you still have a chance.