Jaguar have confirmed that they will be building a limited run of their C-X75 concept car. First seen at the Paris Motor Show in 2010, Williams F1 will be working with Jaguar to product the hybrid supercar.
Williams will be developing the engine – a 1.6 litre engine said to rev to 10,000 rpm with two electric motors, it is predicted to produce around 900 bhp. With a carbon-fibre chassis to help keep the car light, Jaguar are claiming that the new supercar will be able to do 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds with a top speed in excess of 200 mph.
The C-X75 will also be capable of running on battery power alone thanks to lithium-ion batteries which can be plugged into the mains to recharge.
Williams F1 boss, Sir Frank Williams commented, “This association with Jaguar Land Rover provides us with an incredible opportunity to work with one of the world’s most iconic brands.
“Williams has always considered itself an engineering company so this project will allow us to create something truly exceptional.”