Thursday, November 18, 2010

tata motor unveils electric concept car under jaguar brand

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar has unveiled a electric concept car that can run 900 km to a charge with a top speed of 320 km per hour. 

Christened C-X75, it has been created to celebrate 75 years of the company, says Ian Callum, design director of Jaguar Cars. 

Callum told PTI that he was very "excited about the car and loved its design. 

He said the concept car had everything a Jaguar should be. 

The car which would be put on display at the prestigious Los Angles Auto Show beginning tomorrow has created waves in the last few days after being exhibited in some parts of this city ofHollywood. 

"It possesses remarkable poise and grace yet at the same time has the excitement and potency of a true supercar", Callum said. 

"This is as close to a pure art form as a concept car and get and is a worthy homage to 75 years of iconic Jaguar design," he said. 

Top Jaguar executives insist C-X75 was only a concept car and not for commercial sale while conceding they have been receiving a lot of inquiries from serious potential buyers. 

Built with lightweight aluminum panels and chassis, the C-X75 is a 4WD vehicle. 

Besides being powered by 145kw electric motors at all wheels, it has a pair of micro gas-turbines that provide another 140Kw of charge and extend the range to 900 km. 

Top speed is over 320 km/h and the two-seater can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just over 3.0 seconds. 

The super car was first put to public display at the Paris Auto show recently and now at the Los Angeles Auto Show.