The Jaguar C-X75 has been granted street legal status

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The Jaguar C-X75 has recently obtained street-legal status, a decade and a half after the impressive supercar concept made its debut at the 2010 Paris auto show.

The jaguar c x75 has been granted street legal status 3 1Jaguar did not participate in the project; rather, the credit belongs to Callum, the design and engineering firm established by Ian Callum, the designer of the C-X75.

The C-X75 mentioned is situated in the United Kingdom and bears only a resemblance to the initial concept. Its mechanics differ significantly. Originally, the vehicle was one of five C-X75 clones constructed by WAE, previously known as Williams Advanced Engineering, specifically for the purpose of being used as stunt cars in the 2015 James Bond film "Spectre."

The C-X75 was utilized as the mode of transportation for one of the antagonists, whereas Bond opted for a vehicle from his preferred manufacturer, namely the Aston Martin DB10. This particular car was specifically designed for its appearance in the film, but it also provided a compelling glimpse into the forthcoming Vantage redesign. Out of the five C-X75 stunt cars used during filming, four managed to withstand the rigorous demands and were subsequently made available for purchase by the general public. Recently, one of these cars underwent extensive modifications by Callum to ensure its roadworthiness.

Gallery: The Jaguar C-X75

Callum had to make several modifications to comply with the U.K.'s Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) certification. These modifications included installing essential components commonly found in most cars, such as appropriate mirrors, updated switchgear, glass approved for use in Europe, an exhaust system that meets emissions standards, and numerous other requirements. Callum mentioned that a significant number of changes were implemented. It is worth noting that the U.K.'s single vehicle type approval rules make it relatively easier to legalize non-production vehicles for road use compared to the United States, where a similar conversion may not be feasible.

Callum implemented several modifications to enhance the car's aesthetics and handling capabilities. He minimized panel gaps and ensured alignment, as well as refinishing the surfaces of carbon-fiber components. Additionally, various surfaces were treated and repainted. Callum mentioned that he also made some tweaks to the suspension.

The initial C-X75 concept featured a series plug-in hybrid powertrain, utilizing jet turbines instead of a traditional gas engine. Jaguar announced intentions for production a year following the concept's introduction, with plans for the production model to incorporate a 1.6-liter turbo-4 engine that the Williams F1 team had initially intended for racing before F1 opted for the current turbocharged V-6 engine configuration. Due to economic constraints and fierce competition from well-established supercar manufacturers, Jaguar made the decision to discontinue the C-X75 project after just one year of development.



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