Ah we miss the days when environmentally sound auto manufacturing meant you got an ugly car that topped out at 45 miles per hour and required you to plug in halfway between your home and work. Looks like those days are over as the new crop of low-emission cars are going faster and looking better than ever before. Unfortunately, we may still have to wait on one of the best, the Jaguar Project C-X75.
In December 2012 the company released a statement saying that “the global economic landscape does not currently support the introduction of a supercar such as C-X75,” which is a shame since this thing appeared to be everything that, say, the Toyota Echo was not. It boasted 888 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, while catching the eye with a sleek James Bond-esque design.
Only problem: the company estimated it would have a $1 million price tag. Maybe that works for Bond and Dr. Evil, but the consumer market for it would have been relatively small. So, for now, we’ll keep drooling over the concept and pray that costs come down (or our salaries go up – we’ll take either.)