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Jaguar C-X75 Revealed as 780-HP Electric Supercar [Paris 2010]

With hints reminiscent of the stunning Jaguar has just released the photos of an 780-hp range-extended supercar concept ahead of its debut tomorrow at the Paris Show .

Along with achingly beautiful, as a range-extended car it has a propulsion system similar to found in the Chevy Volt, electric power to drive the while additional micro gas can recharge the lithium-ion battery to add extended range. The C-x75 is to be capable of 68 miles of range the two 96-hp gas turbines kick in to a total range of 560 miles. It makes an incredible 780-hp the four 195-hp electric while 1,187 ft-lbs of enables a 0-62 mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 205-mph.

The says Jaguar, was to produce not the most innovative but also one of the beautiful Jaguars ever; one hints at an exciting evolution of the s award-winning design language paying homage to some of its admired cars of years by.

Unfortunately, the goal was not to build from this technology, the C-X75 will stand as a concept to inspire future And with that in mind, we can t to get a glimpse of the next-gen XK.

Check tomorrow for live photos the C-X75 s unveiling with s extensive coverage of the Paris Show .

GALLERY: Jaguar Concept

Official release the jump:

Jaguar C-X75

All-new concept supercar to 75 years of Jaguar cars.

work with micro to produce nearly 800 bhp and almost lb-ft of torque

Capable of 560 range or 68 miles on electric while producing zero

Lightweight aluminum construction 50 percent recycled metal utilized.

Performance through has always been a Jaguar From the beginning, cars as the C-Type and D-Type pioneered construction, aerodynamic design, monocoques and disc brakes. The demonstrates that the company is leading the field in automotive and technology.

— Dr Ralf Chief Executive Officer, Land Rover

The C-X75 is both a celebration of 75 years of Jaguar design and a look the future of automotive technology. as a range-extended electric two-seater it explores the outer limits of performance and sustainability. With capability the car can achieve a zero emissions range of 110km (68 – three times round s Péripherique – when running battery power alone, a potential top speed of 330kph and blistering acceleration.

The car demonstrates it is possible to retain Jaguar s values of performance, design and using technology that make environmentally responsible and electric vehicles a practical

The aim was to produce not only the most but also one of the most beautiful ever; one which hints at an evolution of the marque s award-winning language while paying to some of its most admired of years gone by. Advanced features such as a ground-breaking system and active aerodynamics for an elegantly simple fuselage that remains stable at high speeds.

The C-X75 is a to the people who shaped the iconic that are revered to this By making it an innovative test-bed for the of tomorrow, it also ensures our reputation for engineering excellence continue for another 75 years and

— Mike O Driscoll, Director, Jaguar Cars

The s 580kW (778bhp) propulsion combines powerful 145kW electric motors at each for outstanding performance. At the center of the car sit mid-mounted micro gas-turbines. can either generate 140kW to charge the batteries and extend the of the car to a remarkable 900km (560 – enough to drive from to Berlin on a single tank – or in Track mode provide power directly to the electric

The four electric motors torque-vectored, all-wheel drive and grip, essential in a car that 580kW (778bhp) and 1600Nm ft) of torque.

The car s interior is equally with the driver and passenger ahead of a sealed airbox houses the micro gas-turbines. The are fixed to the bulkhead as in a single-seater car, and air to feed the turbines smoothly around them via in the structure of the body. With the anchored in place, the steering controls, main binnacle and box all adjust towards the driver.

theater lighting is activated as the approaches the car; phosphor electro-luminescent wire lights the perimeter of the cabin and the turbines. the car is started, additional blue LED gently floods the door and speaker cavities, highlighting the car s construction. Bespoke interior include cream and grey polished and vapor-blasted aluminum and a textured neoprene.

A new interface for the has also been created for the using high-resolution TFT screens. on Jaguar s 10-year expertise in technology, the Jaguar Co-Pilot in the center console supports the in extracting the full potential of the by seamlessly managing information.

The – At a Glance

DESIGN – A celebration of 75 of beautiful, fast Jaguars points the way to a new design language

– 0-100kph (62mph) in 3.4 seconds, top of 330kph (205mph) and 80-145kph in just 2.3 seconds

PROPULSION – A Range-Extended Electric Vehicle using a unique combination of motors and micro gas-turbines to its range to 900km (560

EMISSIONS – A zero tailpipe range of 110km (68 miles) running solely on battery

SUSTAINABILITY – By capitalizing on its plug-in capability the C-X75 will just 28 grams of CO2 per kilometer on the EU cycle

CONSTRUCTION – Jaguar s lightweight aluminum construction provide great weight-saving and benefits. Additionally, up to 50 percent of the content is recycled

ACTIVE – Drag coefficient of 0.32Cd and downforce created through the use of an Venturi

THEATER – A dramatic to the car is created by striking electro-luminescent lighting which alters to the driving experience

UNIQUE INTERFACE – The touchscreen Jaguar interface manages the information by predicting the needs of the driver

MATERIALS – Interior seamlessly traditional, hand-tailored leathers textured neoprene panels and two aluminum finishes

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CELEBRATING 75 – Entirely forward looking, the marks three-quarters of a century of Jaguar design

FUTURE – The current XF, XK and XJ have already won for their design and the C-X75 the way to an evolving future style

DESIGN-LED SOLUTIONS – An elegant of how Jaguar s core values – design, luxury – will be in the future

DESIGN PURITY – The tubular fuselage exterior of the C-X75 has been achieved sacrificing aerodynamic efficiency

INTERIOR – The simple, flowing of the interior are inspired by the movement of air to the

DRIVER-FOCUS – The C-X75 tailors perfectly to the driver through an instrument binnacle, steering and pedal box

INTERIOR THEATER – interior electro-luminescent wire welcomes the driver to the car and alters its according to driving mode

TECHNOLOGY – An innovative nano-technology system offers active and an exclusive clock is wound by the and braking forces of the car

UNIQUE MATERIALS – Bespoke materials combining Jaguar-commissioned metal micromesh panels, textured neoprene and a mixture of and vapor-blasted aluminum surfaces

75 of Jaguar Design

For 75 years, has been responsible for some of the iconic road and racing car ever seen. The roll of names will be familiar to XK120, C-Type, D-Type, E-Type, XJ220. To that can now be added the C-X75, which three-quarters of a century of beautiful, Jaguars by being the fastest and most beautiful concept of all.

Jaguar has an award-winning of designs in its current range of XK, XF and XJ and the C-X75 reinforces the marque s approach to product development. under the guidance of Design Ian Callum, the concept points the way an even more emotive language which combines contemporary styling with research and engineering.

Aficionados identify elements from of the past in the C-X75 but the intention was not to back but forward. The C-X75 s stayed true to the long-held design philosophy of natural, lines and simple, elegant Where inspiration from the was found was in the innovative engineering and design elements of cars the 1950s C-Type and D-Type and unique 1966 XJ13 Le prototype – a car described by Callum as, the most beautiful Jaguar made.

Just as the XJ13 a test-bed for a new engine, the C-X75 similarly positive and inspiring solutions to the challenges posed by concerns. Performance cars always aimed for efficiencies in of weight, agility and dynamics, all of also benefit economy. previously unseen combinations of the C-X75 supercar provides a into the future of Jaguar and its to producing beautiful, fast powered by sustainable means.


The C-X75 is everything a should be. It possesses remarkable and grace yet at the same time has the and potency of a true supercar. You argue this is as close to a art form as a concept car can get and we believe it is a homage to 75 years of iconic design.

— Ian Callum, Director, Jaguar Cars

in Jetstream Silver, the C-X75 s proportions, sculpted lines and stance have been in the words of Julian Thomson, Design Director and head of the Advanced Design Studio, to at the same emotional heartstrings as Jaguars such as the D-Type and racers.

The C-X75 borrows than simply elegant from previous classic however, for those cars equally respected for the purity of engineering. C-X75 has been to indicate the future for luxury such as Jaguar. It shows it is possible to retain core values while offering emissions motoring for much of the as well as range-extending technologies will make electric significantly more practical.


Shorter, slimmer and than the current crop of its exterior design is about performance with a simple fuselage surrounded by prominent Thanks to the packaging efficiencies by the absence of a conventional piston the car s designers had maximum freedom in the mechanical components and creating the elegant engineering package Consequently the car has the most perfect and sense of balance possible a compact cabin placed between the dramatic wheel

The lines of the supercar are purposeful and suggesting a sense of movement and

Aerodynamics are a key factor in designing a capable of accelerating to speeds in of 320kph (200mph). Yet, as explains, the designers weren t to sacrifice the car s beauty when it to creating downforce and stability at speeds:

Because we want to be one of the most beautiful Jaguars we took a much more approach to the C-X75 s aerodynamics and the benefits of having an electrically-powered

Using an underbody Venturi and exhaust gas control kept the car as compact and low as possible while generating immense amounts of and downforce. Indeed, the movement of air was one of the principle drivers behind of the design cues that incorporated into the bodywork. designer Matt Beavan how the airflow into the turbines to shape the surfaces of the car itself:

We to emphasize how the air makes its way not just the car but is also channeled into the airbox. When operating at each gas-turbine requires liters of air a minute which we need a series of carefully intakes.

The two beautifully sculpted aluminum intakes have a two-tone finish, with inner surfaces emphasizing functionality. Above them sit two intakes that feed air to a separate turbine cooling

The turbine theme is also in the stunning alloy wheels appear to have been cut a single block of aluminum a spoke design inspired by the fan of the engines themselves. The tires been custom-made by Pirelli an asymmetric tread pattern and green F1-style wear running the circumference of the tire.

doors are opened using Sense touch technology, outwards and upwards for excellent access. To maintain the purity of the profile, the designers replaced door mirrors with housed in a tailfin which is a echo of that of the D-Type – are displayed on screens inside the Behind the doors, fuel sit either side of the cockpit – of the twin-tank system on the original XJ6 – on the C-X75 access respectively the tank for the turbines and the plug-in charging point.

The eye is then towards the sealed compartment houses the twin micro and the beautiful structural bracing supports them. Exposed the rear window – much with the XJ13 – the remarkable are showcased by their elegant housing and Texalium woven lining the engine bay.

The packaging of the turbines allowed the further freedom at the rear of the which is shaped like the edge of an aircraft wing. is both functional – incorporating the aerofoil – and beautiful with a swage line and dramatic, full-LED rear lights.

Jaguar has a long tradition of the finest materials to create a and luxurious cabin that the driver to concentrate on the experience of culminating in the award-winning interior of the XJ. With the C-X75, Jaguar has beautiful leathers with materials and finishes to create an tailored and driver-focused cabin is defined and inspired by the technology powers this sustainable

The twin micro-turbines provided inspiration when designing the architecture. The turbines themselves vast amounts of air and driver and are placed in the calm centre of storm. The soft shapes and changes of the cabin reflect the of air, unseen and unheard by inside, within the channels it.

The seats are fixed into the bulkhead that forms of the airbox feeding the turbines, driver and passenger not only the structure but also the function of the A beautifully formed aluminum directs air into the turbines are supported by spiral-shaped cast that appear to flow from the seats headrests.


While Jaguar have always been comfortable sanctuaries for passengers, focus has remained centered on the The C-X75 takes this to its logical conclusion by placing the as close as possible to the centre of the As a result the cabin tailors perfectly and uncompromisingly to the driver. A switch on the steering wheel the wheel and instrument panel the driver, revealing a beautifully aluminum surround to the binnacle.

The pedal box is likewise fully to create the perfect driving

The sense of occasion and driver engendered by the C-X75 is unsurpassed. micro-wires and LEDs use vibrant to create two very different within the cockpit, making it incredibly dramatic and highlighting the car s As the driver approaches the car, a ring of phosphor blue lighting outlines the extreme shape of the car by leading the eye around the tub and into the turbine chamber.

the driver enters, the electro-luminescent illumination is replaced by LEDs a phosphor blue light dims as the occupants settle into the cockpit. This illumination from inside the and bulkhead cavities creates a inspired by lightweight aircraft and exposes the Bowers Wilkins panels behind the micromesh. LEDs behind the dashboard and the turbines make both appear to float inside the of the car.

The car is started using a mounted in the aircraft-inspired overhead panel. Twin needles turbine functionality sweep around the edge of the main and back to rest.

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When in Track mode the cabin character once again – inspiration from fighter in combat mode. The Jaguar touchscreen system switches to and all ambient cabin lighting to minimize driver distraction. The wire now forms blades of light which outline the s seat and controls.

The lighting is not the only feature which a sense of theatre and uniqueness to the of piloting the C-X75. The gear-selector is on a fighter jet s throttle control and a manual override for the turbines, them to run continuously for maximum

Unique Materials

A unique, performance supercar, the C-X75 materials that reflect its and engineering ideals. A luxurious Ceramic semi-aniline leather was for the dashboard to complement the purity of the aluminum. In contrast, a more full-aniline Storm Grey was used on the seats.

The leathers have their own sustainability having been sourced Scottish company Bridge of one of the most modern and environmentally leather producers in the world.

To the main driver interfaces, the binnacle, gear selector and areas of the steering wheel are in a soft-feel textured neoprene. malleable material allowed the to sculpt soft, flowing that encase the technical The leading edges of the instrument have a satin smooth while further back the is covered in grains subtly like the traditional Jaguar logo.

Reflecting the polished surfaces on the exterior of the car, the vents also feature a finish although this it is reversed, with mirror-finished surfaces and vapor-blasted matt Inside the vents can be found an honeycomb structure similar to used in aircraft construction.

C-X75 Innovation At a Glance

– 0-100kph (62mph) in 3.4 seconds, a top of 330kph (205mph) and 80-145kph in just 2.3 seconds

EFFICIENCY – the outer limits of Range-Extended Vehicle (RE-EV) technology CO2 emissions of just 28g/km and a of 900km (560 miles)

EMISSIONS – Fully charging the from a domestic power takes six hours and allows the car to run zero tailpipe emissions in mode for 110km (68 miles)

SYSTEM – 2 x 70kW (94bhp) gas-turbines and the plug-in Lithium-ion provide power to four electric motors each at 145kW (195bhp) and 400Nm ft) of torque. These in turn drive to all four wheels

CONSTRUCTION – Uses Jaguar s lightweight aluminum construction Additionally, up to 50 percent of the metal is recycled

ACTIVE AERODYNAMICS – An Venturi system incorporates a aerofoil and directional control of the gases to provide maximum without using spoilers

POSITION – An electrically adjustable binnacle, steering wheel and box ensures the car is perfectly tailored to the

HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE – from the car s complex systems are on three information screens and can be and filtered between displays as

Jaguar C-X75 Innovation

evocative showcase of 75 years of heritage, the C-X75 also Jaguar s commitment to developing engineering solutions to the challenges future automotive development. The shows that Jaguar continue to build beautiful, cars that will their performance in a sustainable

— Ian Hoban, Vehicle Director, Jaguar Cars

The C-X75 is a high-performance demonstration for technology and innovation. The 330kph four-wheel drive supercar is of reaching 100kph (62mph) rest in 3.4 seconds with tailpipe emissions during use. Even in range-extending it emits just 28 grams of CO2 per thanks to its ultra-efficient micro which provide charge to 145kW (195bhp) electric

A six-hour plug-in charge of the batteries allows an electric-only of 110km (68 miles). However, as a Electric Vehicle (RE-EV), the removes the range anxiety currently hinders the mainstream of electric vehicles. The innovative turbines can either charge the car s on-the-fly, allowing the supercar to 900km (560 miles) fill-ups or, in Track mode, provide supplementary power to the electric motors to allow the car to top (205mph).

In creating the C-X75, under the aegis of the Government Technology Strategy Board has worked closely with British firms, each of is at the forefront of its field. The TSB is a public that brings together in a range of programs to drive with an emphasis on sustainability. s partners in this project are Jets, makers of the micro and SR Drives who supply the switched generators.

The decision to use technology designed for aeronautical applications was an one given both Britain s and s heritage in this area. in Coventry, a short distance the site of what would the Jaguar s historic Browns factory, Sir Frank Whittle is with developing the gas-turbine jet It is Whittle s concept that has refined by supplier Bladon into the compact, efficient used by Jaguar in the C-X75.

itself has an aeronautical heritage, a of great Jaguars of the past – D-Type and E-Type – were by aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer. technology also led to the development of the spaceframe chassis around those early Le Mans-winning were constructed; the same used today in the C-X75.

For the Bowers Wilkins, the supplier of premium audio systems for has explored future audio to develop a product that unrivalled sound quality making extremely low power

Advanced aluminum lightweight

Jaguar s expertise in the use of aluminum back more than 50 to the first XK120s, through the E-Types and pioneering X350 to the XK and 2010 XJ. It was with this creation that Jaguar realized the lightweight metal s to performance, agility, economy and in a luxury car, creating a its rivals have yet to close.

The naturally follows the same techniques with an extruded and aerospace-inspired aluminum chassis in panels of the same material, it significantly lighter than supercars. Not only does save weight, crucial in a car an extreme performance envelope, but is one of the most easily recyclable available, boosting the C-X75 s as well as its speed. As with the XJ, up to 50 percent of the supercar s structure is from recycled aluminum.

Active Aerodynamics

Aerodynamics always played a large in Jaguar design with designer Malcolm Sayer it into an art form in cars as the XJ13, the prototype from the C-X75 draws inspiration.

Jaguar is aiming to reduce the coefficient of its future models in to increase fuel efficiency. The presented the additional challenge of the high volume of air required by the To achieve this active have been utilized for the time on a Jaguar.

By opening the grille and brake cooling only when necessary, has increased the design s aerodynamic dramatically. At the rear corners of the car control surfaces automatically at higher speeds to direct aft of the rear wheels for increased and efficiency.

The carbon-fiber rear a crucial element in guiding under the car and creating downforce an active aerofoil, which is automatically as speed increases. in the exhaust ports then the directional flow of the gases to increase the effectiveness of the Venturi

Propulsion System

Jaguar has made a sizeable commitment to future generations of cars minimize their impact on the Jaguar is aiming to reduce its dioxide emissions by a quarter the next five years and as a £800m is being invested in into innovative solutions to sustainability challenges.

The C-X75 is of running in purely electric, tailpipe emissions mode for (68 miles) on a six-hour domestic charge. However, unlike a electric vehicle, the enjoyment of supercar won t end there. The innovative, micro gas-turbines are capable of quickly and efficiently recharging the batteries, giving the car a theoretical of 900km (560 miles) and can automatically provide supplementary directly to the motors when in mode.

This remarkable system is a result of Jaguar s engineers adopting a clean-sheet to the question of powering the supercars of the The C-X75 turns to the very evolution of a pioneering piece of technology: the gas turbine.

British firm Bladon Jets a recent breakthrough in producing the axial flow compressors – the used on all large gas turbines – on a scale and to very high This increased the compression and of micro gas-turbines to the point at they can be viewed as a realistic source. Each of the micro weighs just 35kg and 70kW of power at a constant

Because the exhaust gases part of the active aerodynamic Jaguar has utilized a specialized coating. This advanced coating is regularly used in One cars and is applied in a plasma to the carbon-fiber diffuser to protect it the exhaust gases.

Turbines a number of advantages over a piston engine when range-extending generators. With moving parts and air bearings, do not need oil lubrication or water-cooling all of which offers considerable benefits. They can also be run on a of fuels including diesel,

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