The Williams Formula 1 team
announced on Friday that they will collaborate with Jaguar in the development of the car manufacturer’s new hybrid supercar, the C-X75
The British F1 team will provide their engineering expertise in areas including aerodynamics, carbon composite manufacture and hybrid technologies.
The ground-breaking machine has already received critical acclaim in concept form and thanks to its combination of internal combustion power and electric motors, Jaguar expect it to deliver CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km while also being able to achieve in excess of 200 mph (320 km/h).
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Williams have appointed Paul Newsome, formerly director of engineering at Lotus Cars, as head of their high performance vehicles division. Newsome will lead the C-X75 joint project team from Williams’ Grove headquarters in the UK.
The car is expected to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, and from 0 to 100 mph in less than 6 seconds. The all electric running range will be in excess of 50 km.
Only 250 examples of the C-X75 will be built, each costing between £700,000 and £900,000 (US$1.2 to 1.5 million) depending on market and local taxes.