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Jaguar C-X75

Jaguar C-X75 concept

Think back to the state of Jaguar in 2003.

The once-fearsome feline had been reduced to nothing more than a declawed lap kitten, largely due to the failure of the hyped-up X-Type, the lumbering S-Type and the aging XJ-Series.

To top it off, the company was owned by Ford and not producing a dime of profit for Dearborn. The countdown to extinction was on.

In 2008 Tata Motors purchased the languishing brand and later introduced the ravishing XF, an all-new XJ and an incredible supercar concept no one ever thought would see production.

Lo and behold, the C-X75, powered by jet turbines and electric motors in concept form, will indeed see a production run, just minus the jets. With this news, no one can argue against Jaguar officially being back from the brink of extinction.

And there are 40 more new debuts on the way for Jaguar and corporate cousin Land Rover to further drive that point home.

Senior company officials told The Detroit Bureau that Jaguar’s plans include a new model to target the BMW 3 Series, which will embody the look and feel of the larger Jaguars. Even more exciting are the possible derivatives of its new small sedan. Different body styles could include a hatch, a two-door coupe, a convertible and who knows what else.

Jaguar X-Type

Say goodbye to the old Jaguar

I have a feeling BMW and Audi should keep one eye firmly planted on whatever Jag has up its sleeve.

Another new model on the horizon is a large crossover or SUV, a vehicle we’ve known might be coming down the pipeline. While Jaguar hasn’t wanted to duplicate Land Rover’s off-road SUV efforts, there is room for a performance-focused SUV from Jag.

There could even be a smaller crossover in the cards, a new vehicle to slot above the XJ along with new hybrids, diesels and advanced propulsion systems.

Which brings us back to the C-X75.

There will indeed be a limited production run of the supercar, which should boast performance numbers sure to make any Veyron owner quiver in his alligator skin boots. Evo thinks we should expect a 200+ mph top speed, 0-60 in under 3 seconds and 0-100 in under 6, all while producing emissions that make the Prius look dirty.

In short, the fastest, most powerful and cleanest Jaguar ever built.

And if you think that’s good, wait till the jet turbines make production!

Can Jaguar finally challenge the likes of BMW and Audi?

-tgriffith

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  1. May 13th, 2011 at 03:38 | #1

    Jag do a diesel that can outpace a M type BMW on real roads engine from PSA FORD.

  2. Randy
    May 12th, 2011 at 08:08 | #2

    Jaguar’s recent history is a good example of how clueless mainline auto executives are (especially at big companies like Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, GM, etc.) when it comes to niche product lines like Jaguar. Jaguar has produced some of the most iconic sports cars in the word and you can’t produce new icons with “shared platforms” and me-too off the shelf parts. As smart (I think mainly lucky) as Ford execs have been the past few years, they just looked at Jaguar as a name and completely missed the heart of the brand. The result is failure. Tata seems destined to repeat Ford’s mistakes with silly gimmicks like electric motors and turbines. Try a V-12 boys.

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