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Video: Jaguar C-X75 design inspiration explained

October 14, 2011

Jaguar has previously announced that production of the stunning Jaguar C-X75 will take place in 2013, with around 250 planned for the market. Right-hand drive versions will be made, with some being earmarked for the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Jaguar has been doing a great job of really pushing the envelope lately, and is taking big strides towards getting back to its root performance and racing pedigree. The company launched the new Jaguar XKR-S and the Jaguar XF-R last year, and unveiled a new Porsche 911-rival, the sexy Jaguar C-X16 concept, just last month – a model that will go into production also.

The Jaguar C-X75 will be the company’s flagship model. The fastest and quickest, and, perhaps, most stunning to behold, model available. Inspired by the design of the original Jaguar XJ13, it features a very low profile with a swooping front end and curved hips and front guards.

The Jaguar C-X75 will be powered by a high-performance turbocharged four-cylinder engine and two electric motors, powerful enough to accelerate the elegant supercar from 0-100km/h under three seconds. Top speed will be in excess of 320km/h (200mph).

The chassis of the Jaguar C-X75 will be made from carbon fibre, providing a very lightweight and rigid base, also helping it achieve 0-160km/h in under six seconds. Other specifications of the production model are yet to be finalised.

Like a true Jag, the interior will be appointed in various luxurious yet modern and James Bond-like materials and fittings. Jaguar will also be offering a comprehensive customisable package, giving customers the opportunity to deck their Jaguar C-X75 out in very exclusive options.

Pricing is said to kick off at around the £700,000 mark (approximately AU$1.1 million). Click play on the video below for a cool overview explaining the inspiration behind the beautiful Jaguar C-X75 design, by Jaguar design director Ian Callum.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.