Bosses admit production version of C-X75 is under discussion

Jaguar bosses have supported the idea of the firm having a supercar ‘halo’ model in its range — and admitted that the idea of producing the stunning C-X75 for sale has not been ruled out.

Jaguar’s chief designer, Ian Callum, believes that the famous British sports car company needs a supercar in production if it is to have the ideal model line-up.

See pics of the Jaguar C-X75 in action

Commenting on production prospects for the C-X75, revealed at the Paris motor show, Callum said it was not possible to say yet whether a rumoured batch of cars could be built for sale. But he admitted that he is in favour of the idea.

"Our job as designers is to destabilise things,” Callum said, “and to dream of exciting cars the company is not making now. I happen to think Jaguar needs a car like this. Everything about it is new yet it recalls one of our greatest designs of all time, the XJ13.

“It’s no secret that the reception we’ve had for C-X75 has been fantastic,” he added. “The company won’t allow such a reaction to be lost without at least having a detailed discussion about how it can best be harnessed.”

Read Autocar's first drive of the Jaguar C-X75 concept

Callum’s comments have been supported by Jaguar Land Rover boss Carl-Peter Forster. He said the firm had been “overwhelmed” by reaction to the concept and admitted: “We would love to do it, but it will take up a lot of resources. We have not come to a conclusion yet.”

At the very least, the C-X75’s grille design is sure to be seen on Jaguar sports cars of the future. “The idea was born with the XF saloon, and has developed quite a bit from that,” Callum said.

Steve Cropley

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13 December 2010

I saw the C-X75 for the first time last night on Knightsbridge where it is currently being displayed and it looked amazing. It is also not an overly large car, about McLaren F1 in size, it's also nicely proportioned and the rear styling is very unique. It has been a very long-time since production of the XJ220 ended so It's time for Jaguar to produce another supercar and this C-X75 is close to the mark in terms of looks, proportions and technical advancement.

13 December 2010

Do it, Jaguar! Build that supercar!

13 December 2010

Jaguar are mad to even consider bringing this to production, when they have so much work to do on their mainstream ranges. Why put so much engineering and management effort into a vanity project like that, when they could be putting it into serious production models that would build salses and profitability? If they could successfully incorporate the C-X75's engine ideas into a mainstream production car, they could theoretically leapfrog the opposition technologically. It is not something BMW / Mercedes / Lexus would be doing if they were at Jaguar's stage of development.

13 December 2010

Jaguar can and should do this because this is where the Jaguar story started and this is the kind of car they need to inspire future generations to buy their cars. TATA are backing JLR with plenty of cash. So far they plan to add or are considering making: -- Jaguar X type sized car (awaiting sign off) -- Jaguar Cayman class sportscar -- Jaguar XF Estate and Coupe -- Jaguar Supercar -- RR 'mini' Evoque (under consideration) -- RR Evoque -- RR Evoque mid size model (under consideration) -- RR model to fit above existing RR. Most of these models look set to be signed off as far as I know.... money is hardly a problem at the moment it seems.

13 December 2010

Surely the big question has to be will it get the same technical spec as the C-X75?

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

13 December 2010

No

13 December 2010

Do it but keep it faithful to the concept.

13 December 2010

Jaguar building this car whether it has this engine configuration or not is a must. This would do wonders for the workforce and the dealerships, just build it.

13 December 2010

If Audi launched the R8 with a RS4 engine Jaguar can surely do the same with its 5.0 V8 Supercharged engine.

Also there was the XFR that reached over 225 MPH with the engine un-modified.

No problem! XJ250 here we come...........

13 December 2010

[quote Aly1000]If Audi launched the R8 with a RS4 engine Jaguar can surely do the same with its 5.0 V8 Supercharged engine. [/quote]

Thats a good point. 500bhp mid engined jag would be nice

Not overly impressed with the line: "At the very least, the C-X75’s grille design is sure to be seen on Jaguar sports cars of the future." tho. That really should be the very least they do

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