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Jaguar C-X75 Named 2011 Concept Car of the Year

Concept Car of the Year at Jaguar C X75 Named 2011 Concept Car of the Year

Jaguar’s futuristic supercar was the star of the show at the 10th annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards in Detroit.

The C-X75 has been named the Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2011 in addition to receiving the Concept Car of the Year award. That comes as no surprise to those familair with the brand. They are experts of making amazing concept cars. They have no tendency of making them, but they are good at making one-offs!

The C-X75 is different though. They are going to make it actually, but the production is strictly limited and the price is so high it basically remains a concept car! The production CX-75 which will be limited to 250 units, arrives in late 2013, and cost between £700,000 – £900,000. Ans it’ not jet-engined like the concept, instead it’ll get a small our-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine accompanied by with two powerful electric motors and four-wheel-drive.

North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards recognize those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry. This year, more than two dozen jurors participated in a selection process that involved a total of 29 vehicles, each introduced to North America during this season’s auto shows in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, and New York. Finalists in this year’s Car category also included the Audi Quattro, the Mazda Shinari, and the Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid.

“The Jaguar C-X75 is one of the most visually arresting cars ever. Call it aggressive elegance. The novel turbine-based range-extender hybrid powertrain recalls the Chrysler Turbine Car, but looks ahead to what could be a practical alternative to conventional power sources,” said juror Chris Poole.

“We are extremely proud to have been named the Most Significant Concept Car of the Year,” said Ian Callum, Design Director for Jaguar. “We’re at our best when we’re breaking the mold – making our cars stand out for all the right reasons.  C-X75 is an exciting project for us and a clear statement of Jaguar’s intent to continue creating bold, innovative and beautiful performance cars.”

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