Monday, May 9, 2011

Jaguar C-X75

Jaguar C-X75

There is a battle going on with the new Jaguar C-X75 and Porsche 918. It not just on the road but in the tracks too. Jaguar is only going to make about 250 examples at a price of 700,000 £ or more. So what that in American money? Oh just $1,147,090.00 or more, pocket change right! Orders will be taken this fall, with deliveries beginning in late 2013.

A 1.6-liter, highly boosted gasoline internal combustion engine four with "not just one simple blower," according to Jaguar-Land Rover engineering director Bob Joyce, combines with two powerful electric motors and four-wheel drive to bring on a sub-3-second 0-60-mph time and sub-6-second 0-100 mph time, plus a top speed of more than 200 mph. All-electric range is up to 31 miles and Jaguar's estimated CO2 emissions of less than 99 grams per kilometer suggests combined fuel economy of 55.2 mpg

Williams F1 will help develop the high-profile, low-volume supercar, and will contribute aerodynamic, carbon fiber, and hybrid technology know-how. The cars will be built in the United Kingdom, though the project is part of Tata Motors' $1.7-billion-per-year, five-year investment in new technology and product.

"Fundamentally, I wanted to deliver the concept car. But in the timeframe, we can't do that with the (2010 Paris concept's) gas turbine," said Joyce. "The piston power train fits the design envelope. It will be just like the transformation from Range Rover LRX to Evoque."

It will not use an existing engine or an F1-based power plant, Joyce said, though it will use Williams F1 principles

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