This Jaguar C-X75 from 'Spectre' is up for sale
Way back in In 2010, Jaguar showed off a new concept car called the C-X75. It was developed in a partnership with the Williams F1 team, this glorious body comes to us from design-wizz Ian Cullum, and unfortunately only one prototype and 5 others were ever made. It made 778 fire-spitting horsepower through four electric motors whose batteries are recharged using two diesel-fed micro gas turbines. The project was canceled with the "ongoing global economic crisis" cited as the reason but, thankfully, the Jaguar C-X75 was memorialized in the James Bond movie Spectre.
However, if like me you have always dreamed of owning one of these gas-turbine monsters; it's your lucky day! Because, one of the four stunt cars built by Williams Advanced Engineering is going up for auction in Abu Dhabi through RM Sotheby's auction house.
Jaguar originally planned to produce just 250 units of the C-X75 hypercar, however, as we now know the project was scrapped and only 6 ever made it onto the road. The appearance of the Jaguar C-X75 using a non-experimental drivetrain led to speculation that the supercar could be revived for production, however, Jaguar soon squashed that idea as well.
The production C-X75 was intended to get a turbo- and supercharged inline-four cylinder and two electric motors. The Spectre C-X75s used a dry-sumped version of the Jaguar F-Type's 5.0-liter supercharged V8, though. Horsepower isn't stated, but we can imagine it's pretty quick.
If you've always wanted to own a C-X75, but didn't think you could because Jaguar never actually put it into production, this might be your only chance.