What is the nature of being a concept car? For starters, it must be cool, futuristic and probably hosts design that is out of this world. But one should also not forget that concept cars also bound to face the risk of being shelved for various reasons, despite the interests shown towards it. So after wow-ing the crowd with the flat supercar look and the amazing estimated power output from the minute 1.6-liter engine, Jaguar’s C-X75 supercar might not hit the production run.
A very disappointing announcement indeed, almost as similar to the XJ220 that was said to house a V12 heart with all-wheel drive, but the one that comes out are half of those instead. But at least the XJ220 still hit the roads nevertheless, and amused the world it did back in its days. The C-X75 on the other hand is not that lucky as the price tag that comes with this impressive work of automotive engineering might be a bit sky high.
“We feel we could make the car work, but looking at the global austerity measures in place now, it seems the wrong time to launch an 800,000-pound to 1 million-pound supercar”, said the Jaguar Global Brand Director Adrian Hallmark himself.
So looks like the world will be missing an awesome engineering that involves a tiny 1.6-liter inline-four being boosted by a supercharger and turbocharger, plus the addition of two electric motors to take it up to speeds up to 320km/h accompanied by a 0-100 time in under three seconds. But hope is not totally lost as Autocar reported that at least five working prototypes will be completed, in which three of them will be auctioned. But there is still no word whether they will be only allowed on the tracks like Lamborghini’s Sesto Elemento, or will actually be allowed roaming on the streets.