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.
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.”
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.