Jaguar Wows Goodwood Crowd With Surprise C-X75 Dynamic Debut

Jul 25, 2013, 10:57 ET from Jaguar Land Rover

LONDON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Prototype version of innovative Jaguar hypercar debuted on the famous Hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed
  • Surprise appearance of C-X75 adds to the excitement as Jaguar prepares XFR-S, XKR-S GT, XJR and the amazing Project 7 for public debuts

The Jaguar C-X75 made a surprise public dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed. The prototype hypercar, one of only five development and test cars in existence, made its public dynamic debut in the Michelin Supercar Run along with a number of exciting new sporting cars from Jaguar: XJR, XFR-S, XKR-S GT and Jaguar Project 7; a unique design study based on the F-TYPE.

The Michelin Supercar hill run took place twice daily throughout the Festival. The Jaguar C-X75 was only available in front of public eyes at these times, and was on static display at any other time throughout the Festival weekend.

The C-X75 made its way from its hidden enclosure to the hill in silent electric-mode before firing up its innovative 1.6-litre, supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine on the start line.

Generating a combined electric and petrol-powered total in excess of 850hp, the all-wheel drive C-X75 set a blistering pace and generate a purposeful sound as it scorched up the narrow, winding 1.1 mile run, making an unforgettably dynamic first impression on the Goodwood crowds.

Although the decision was taken in 2012 that as a result of the global economic climate the C-X75 would not enter full production, it was clear that it was a powerful showcase for Jaguar's world-leading expertise in lightweight vehicle construction and the ideal test-bed for the company's innovative research into high-performance, low-emission powertrains.

The great achievements in the development of C-X75 prototypes - including cutting-edge hybrid technologies, carbon composite materials and advanced design solutions pioneered in association with Williams Advanced Engineering - will be utilised in other areas of research and development, innovative future products and next-generation engineering for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

SOURCE Jaguar Land Rover