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Jaguar C-X75 Production Under Consideration

Jaguar's latest supercar unveiled at the Paris Auto Show last week might enter production in the next five to seven years, but only in limited numbers. The carmaker is planning to conduct some feasibility studies to determine whether a production C-X75 is worth the money and time spent to develop it, with two production schedules currently under consideration.

According to AutoWeek, Jaguar wants to choose from one of the two following production proposals: 2,000 cars a year with automated production lines and higher costs or 1,000 units per year with hand-made parts, so lower costs.

In case Jaguar does decide to start production of the model, it won't happen sooner than 2015 or 2017, as the implementation of gas turbines would require other investments and further research.

"We're talking two to three years for implementation of the gas-turbine technology, then another three to four years to integrate into a vehicle," stated Tony Harper, Jaguar's head of advanced powertrain, according to the aforementioned source.

The Paris concept employs a new propulsion system that relies on four wheel-motors with two micro gas turbine engines. Each wheel gets its own 195 hp electric motor, which means that the car offers 780 hp and 1,600 Nm of torque while also featuring all-wheel-drive. Two mid-mounted micro-gas turbines that run on LPG have multiple roles: they can either generate 188 hp to charge the batteries and extend the range of the vehicle (the electric-only range stands at 68 miles) to 560 miles (900 km) or offer a power premium when the driver decides to use the “Track” mode.
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