Williams and Jaguar building hybrid supercar
6 May 2011 – Williams has announced that it is teaming up with British manufacturer Jaguar in order to design and construct the C-X75 hybrid supercar. Built in the United Kingdom, the four-wheel-drive machine is expected to achieve a 0-60 mile per hour time of three seconds and top speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour.
Only 250 models of the exclusive vehicle will be built, available for a cool 700,000 thousand pounds apiece. In terms of its environmental statistics, the electric motors will yield CO2 emissions of less than 99 grams per kilometre.
“People expect Jaguar to be innovators - that is when Jaguar is at its best,” says Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Brand Director. “The C-X75 received an incredible reception as a concept car. We’ve been building on that momentum and there is a clear business case for this exclusive halo model.
“No other vehicle will better signify Jaguar’s renewed confidence and excellence in technological innovation than this.”
The concept version of the car was first seen at last year’s Paris Motor Show. The latest evolution will be build between 2013 and 2015.
“Our new association with Jaguar Land Rover provides us with an exciting opportunity to work with one of the motoring world’s most famous and iconic brands,” adds Team Principal Sir Frank Williams. “Williams has always considered itself an engineering company and so this project will allow us to combine our technical expertise to create something truly exceptional.”