EVO mag Jaguar C-X75 prototype review

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by RLQ, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. #1 RLQ, Jun 23, 2013
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  2. Love the paint job and the interior.
     
  3. Looks pretty awesome
     
  4. Looks like a modern XJ220.
     
  5. ya i love it.


    didnt know it was so production ready though. I was always under the impression it was still fairly concept.
     
  6. The interior in the featured car looks like it came from a production supercar.

    Just a wishful thinking: Maybe they'll change their minds and put it into production<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  7. I'm hoping letting the press drive it is their way to test the waters as far as potential buyers go, not that all these other supercars are getting close to production. It seems pretty well developed for a product that's already been cancelled. As above, wishful thinking.
     
  8. looks dated
     
  9. at the least, some arab can buy a one off and sink it into an artificial reef for his swimming pool.
     
  10. #10 Tipo F130A, Jun 26, 2013
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  11. #11 Baklava, Jun 26, 2013
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  12. My favorite thing about it is the tail lights, probably because they do what they're meant to do and remind me of the XJ13.
     
  13. #13 RLQ, Jun 27, 2013
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    Here is a video.

     
  14. Jaguar's decision regarding this car is probably because they think they don't need a halo car for the brand. The XJ220 and XJR15 apparently didn't do much for Jaguar's prestige. The XJR15 was beautiful, but it was an awful car with awful handling. XJ220 was a very good car, and was a record holder for a short time, but sells fell way short of expectations, and was overshadowed by Ferrari F40 and McLaren F1 (those two cars got way more positive reviews over the years).

    An advanced project like this don't make much sense from in terms of profits. If this car goes into production, the combined cost of development and building each car would probably exceed the profit from selling them to customers. They would probably lose money on every car they sell, similar to Veyron and LFA.
     
  15. Speaking of XJ220, in my opinion the biggest mistake made by Jag was to make the production version technically less impressive than the prototype, even though the performance of the production version was actually better due to lighter weight. The concept version was impressive for its era, with 4wd and V12.

    If they had started with a turbo V6 and rwd on the concept car, they might end up selling a few more units because there would be less people disappointed by it.

    Most of the well known exotic cars that went from concept to production kept their original specs, especially when it comes to engine. Veyron project started with W18, then to W16 for later prototypes. The earliest Zonda prototype had V12. Late 80's Viper concept had V10. Carrera GT had V10 on it's original concept.
     
  16. Can'T wait to drive it in GT6
     
  17. #18 Tipo F130A, Jul 1, 2013
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  18. this would be my favourite 'supercar' on the market I think
     
  19. Without a doubt, it's better looking than pretty much all the rest of them, and apparently actually better too. There's a full drive/review in the latest Top Gear magazine too.
     

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