Jaguar is an at all-time high. Since it was acquired by the Indian Tata conglomerate, it has had the cash injection it needed so badly under previous owners Ford, to create a range of world-beating luxury cars.
From the luxury XJ limousine to the recently launched F-Type sports car, Jaguar has a car in almost every luxury segment that is making buyers question their default choices from the all-too-common German marques Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
Back in 2010 it looked certain that Jaguar was going to take this new-found success and strike into the supercar market, dominated by the likes of Ferrari, Porsche and McLaren, with the C-X75 that was unveiled in concept form at the Paris motor show.
The groundbreaking – and not to mention utterly gorgeous – supercar was originally powered by gas turbines, though as it moved from design fantasy to production reality, this was changed to a more conventional, though no less astonishing 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, capable of developing over 800bhp with the aid of electric motors.
Unfortunately, while the established supercar marques have already unveiled their latest generation cars, with Ferrari and McLaren pitched to do battle with the LaFerrari and P1 respectively, Jaguar has cancelled the C-X75, citing the ongoing global economic crisis.
However, this isn't the last we'll see of it, with Jaguar suggesting the C-X75's cutting edge tech will make it into future models. And just to show it off that little bit further, the Midlands company has released a short video discussing both the engineering aspects and documenting its prowess on the race track.
Click play below, though be prepared to live with the fact that you'll never be able to own one. You can of course browse our used selection of the rest of the Jaguar model range here.
June 28, 2013