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Jag C-X75 program cancelled...sure is gorgeous though.

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#1 Ace-Garageguy


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

Oldish news, but the Jag green-supercar, originally planned to run two microturbines to charge its batteries, and then reworked to employ a small-displacement 4-cyl running at very high RPM to do the same job, has officially been closed down due to the worldwide economic climate.


The main reason I'm putting it up though, is to show what I think is a very beautiful, purposeful design...unlike the new Corvette. There's little if any BS busy-ness on this car, though it DOES have an aerodynamically efficient, wind-tunnel influenced shape. It's a clean, strong design without many gimmicks.









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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

It was too good to be true.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:47 AM

Man talk about a nice look.I usally don't care for concept cars because of their crazy looks,but man this is the exception.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:48 AM

Gorgeous. Looks like it has some XJ220 in its DNA.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

That is one good looking car.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Front overhang is a bit too short, but otherwise a good looker.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

That is a very nice looking car. To bad they are cancelling it.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:10 AM

That is beautiful!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:11 AM


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

Wow, it's a long ways from looking like a Jaguar.

This is the Vector HotWheel, a stylized whatever that is always seen in quantities left on the pegs after all the good stuff is picked through.


This may have been designed primarily for the tiny very hard to find parking spaces in the EU.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

Apparently, one of the reasons they had to cancel it is that they figured out that the required radiator area for cooling the engine, battery packs, brakes etc in real operational use was almost exactly equal to the frontal area of the car -- so they just couldn't make all the scoops and ducts needed  fit the design. That and the fact that they couldn't find enough buyers for a hypercar powered by a four cylinder 1.6 litre engine, even one that's state of the art Formula One technology -- the guys in the market for those things want a V12, apparently. The jet engines bit the dust because they don't meet CO2 emissions regulations in the start-up phase, which seems a real shame.


It is an awesome looking concept, though, and I REALLY wish they'd figured out how to build it so that all the tech really worked.


The (literally) revolutionary electric motor design will see the light of day in the real world, and is a long way ahead of the current state of the art.




Edited by Matt Bacon, 21 January 2013 - 10:42 AM.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

If only the new Corvette looked like this.....