Posted on: Oct 11, 2010
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Concept: Jaguar X-C75

Jaguar is like a fine wine: it just gets better with age. Now that the brand is building its best cars in quite some time, it only makes sense for them to experiment with new technology combined with styling traits that are unmistakably Jaguar. The Jaguar X-C75 premiered recently at the 2012 Paris Motor Show to rave reviews. Underneath its downright gorgeous body, lies an extended-range electric supercar. It has four electric motors producing 195 horsepower for each wheel.

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In addition, it has two micro-gas turbines that charge the batteries. Jaguar claims it has a top speed of 205 mph and has a projected combined range of 560 miles. In the looks department alone, the car captures the spirit of Jaguar's past with its sculpted lines and powerful stance. Inspired by classic Jaguars such as the D-Type and XJ13 racers, the X-C75 is also representative of how future supercars may be powered. Along with the new Audi E-Tron, Jaguar is experimenting with new methods of powering cars using sustainable energy technology.
Porsche has recently announced a limited production run of its recent 918 Spyder Concept, which has a mid-mounted 3.4-liter V8 with 500 hp combined with electric motors at the front and rear axles that produce an additional 218 hp. Clearly a sign that we're in for some exciting times regarding which automaker can build the best and fastest clean energy supercar. Jaguar is preparing for the future by showcasing their technological prowess. While Porsche was hardly tops in the looks department, Jaguar's history is embedded with some of the most beautiful (and fastest) cars.
Now that current Jaguar owner, Tata Motors, has pledge to invest some $5 billion over the next five years, there will hopefully be some good stuff making it to showrooms. Let's hope they invest that money into real cars, not just concepts.