In May 2011 Jaguar and Williams announced a collaboration to build the C-X75 hybrid supercar, one of the world’s highest performing and environmentally sustainable high performance vehicles. The C-X75 will deliver incredibly low CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km while being able to achieve in excess of 200mph.
Williams Advanced Engineering has provided its engineering expertise in areas including aerodynamics, carbon composite manufacture and hybrid technologies.
A direct technology transfer between elite motorsport and road-going production cars is key to C-X75’s success. The supercar’s chassis will be made of carbon-fibre to create an incredibly lightweight, yet rigidly strong structure.
In the words of Sir Frank Williams, ‘’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. Williams has always considered itself an engineering company and so this project will allow us to further use our technical expertise to create something truly exceptional.’’
- Mixes internal combustion power with electric motors to achieve supercar performance and less than 99g/km CO2 emissions
- Downsized highly boosted petrol engine with two powerful electric motors and four-wheel-drive
- 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds
- 0-100mph in less than 6 seconds
- Top speed in excess of 200mph
- All-electric running range in excess of 50km
- True-to-concept, lightweight, all carbon-fibre chassis
- Groundbreaking association with Williams F1 Team – built in the UK
- Direct technology transfer from top-level motorsport
- Prices from £700,000 depending on local market and taxes
- Exclusive limited volume hybrid supercar – only 250 will be built