Jaguar bosses want a supercar to serve as a 'halo' model for the brand. The automaker is still considering whether to bring the C-X75 to production for a limited run.
Jaguar execs are looking for a supercar to serve as the brand's 'halo' model, according to Autocar.
The brand is still considering bringing the C-X75 concept, which debuted at the Paris motor show last September, to production despite the engineering challenges of manufacturing the concept model's gas turbine engines.
Speaking to British magazine Autocar, Jaguar's head of design, Ian Callum, said, "Our job as designers is to destabilize things and to dream of exciting cars the company is not making now. I happen to think Jaguar needs a car like this."
According to the report, Jaguar Land Rover head Carl-Peter Forster supports the idea too. But, cautioned Forster, "We would love to do it, but it will take up a lot of resources. We have not come to a conclusion yet."
We've previously reported that Jaguar was considering making between 1,000 and 2,000 units of the C-X75. Callum would like to see that happen but it may be that the C-X75 makes it to production only with a more conventional powertrain, or Jaguar decides to produce a different supercar altogether.