It is with great regret that we have to inform you of the death of the Jaguar C-X75. The British hybrid supercar, first seen at the Paris Motorshow in 2010, and which you can listen to here, was due to enter production next year, the firm intending to build 250 cars each costing close to £1 million.
That now won’t happen, and economic reasons are to blame, principally the fact that Jaguar no longer believes it can make an “adequate return on investment”.
Linked to that, inevitably, is the current global economic situation. “By the time we got to market with this, we expected normality to have returned”, said brand director Adrian Hallmark, “and even though we could carry on and could fund it, it’s not a major part of our investment. When we look at the global environment and the austerity and the difficulties being faced out there, to bring to market an £800,000-£1 million supercar just feels wrong”.
The good news, however, is that development of the powertrain – including the insane turbines – will continue. For more deets, visit TopGear.com
Recently, Jaguar Land Rover celebrated their vehicles appearing in the upcoming Bond adventure, Spectre. Cars, including the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and the iconic Land Rover Defender, stole the show as they were unveiled publicly for the first time in Frankfurt.
Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and David Bautista (Hinx) were guests of honor at the glamorous event showcasing special stunt vehicles used in the latest installment of the James Bond series.
These are Jaguar’s official pics of the C-X75 concept taken in advance of the Lord Mayor’s Show, turns out it was being driven by SPECTRE stunt driver Martin Ivanov. It’s photographed here in Smithfield Market which is the largest wholesale meat market in the UK which has been on the site for over 800 years and is the only remaining central London market. The previous James Bond movie, Skyfall, was filmed around and under Smithfield. It was used as the location for M16′s recovery base after their Vauxhall headquarters was bombed in the movie