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Jaguar C-X75 Concept Car- 05.25.11

jag.jpg Just in from the UK ~ Justine just checked out Clerkenwell Design Week!

One of the highlights of Clerkenwell Design Week is Jaguar’s C-X75 concept car. Jaguar will produce 250 of the striking hybrid supercars in association with Williams F1. As for design inspiration - “The C-X75’s designers found inspiration in the innovative engineering and functional design elements of cars like the 1950s C-Type and D-Type racers and unique 1966 XJ13 Le Mans prototype.” Additionally it’s leather is sourced from the Scottish Bridge of Weir, one of the most environmentally efficient leather producers in the world… and up to 50% of the C-X75’s structure is made of recycled aluminium! Stunning, right? Especially in contrast to the old industrial, woody setting of the Farmiloe Building that was once home of Victorian lead and glass merchants! Despite how much the display tries pull you in to photograph it, it’s pretty irresistible. But enough talk, more photos after the jump!

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2 Notes

aluminium is such a precious metal, that it is recycled anyways, if not for a supercar, then for a can of beer. the only thing stunning here is that this marketing gag still works.

----- Philip 26.05.11 08:54

Beautiful sculpture - The rear end is too good to be true surely?!

----- Miles Hartwell 25.05.11 22:44

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