Have you seen the Jaguar C-X75 before? Surely you must have? It is the £700,000 supercar that was prancing around Paris all October, and which is likely to finally shake of the last shackles of hybrid cars being associated with utterly middle-class Prius’s and a certain deathly dull humdrum.
If you have somehow missed it, the C-X75 (continuing Jaguar’s habits of utterly sexy names. Not) will be developed in association with Williams F1, providing lots of expertise regarding aerodynamics, the carbon composite tech, and more. It will be a limited production run of just 250 vehicles, which is probably a large element of how they can manage to charge around £700,000 for the privilege of owning one. As for the spec, the C-X75 will have an electric range of 50km and exceptionally low emissions – less that 100g CO2 per kilometre! This puts it at the forefront of the industry, especially when you consider that it will have a top speed of more than 200mph! Another boring hybrid? Me thinks not.
And so it is likely that the Castle Bromwich site near Birmingham will be really looking forward to producing these cars. They should, hopefully create about 100 UK jobs, and although they probably won’t be built until 2013 it is nice to look into the future and see small but positive steps continuing to be made in British Industry.
And what a stunning step it is too!
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