[xj] C-X75 on Top Gear

Hello Chaps,

Just received the following and am posting as info for those able to receive BBC2.

The Jaguar C-X75 will feature on Top Gear BBC Two this Sunday, 23rd January, at 8pm
This is your opportunity to see the celebrated new concept car in action…
Information kindly supplied by Jaguar Cars Ltd.

TTFN

Bill

Surrey, UK

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BMD wrote:

Just received the following and am posting as info for those able to
receive BBC2.

The Jaguar C-X75 will feature on Top Gear BBC Two this Sunday, 23rd
January, at 8pm This is your opportunity to see the celebrated new
concept car in action… Information kindly supplied by Jaguar
Cars Ltd.

OK, I can’t receive BBC2, I’m in Florida and don’t even have cable.
If they show that car doing anything better than walking speed,
though, which is all I’ve seen out of it so far, I’d really like to
see the show. As soon as anyone knows how to watch it online, please
post. I’m on a dial-up, but I’ll pack up my laptop and head for the
nearest wi-fi to see that.

I really think Jaguar is doing itself a disservice by not offering
that car for sale. I don’t care if it’s priced at $5M, there are
those who would want to buy one – possibly including Jay Leno, who
got to drive it at walking speed. Even if they didn’t sell more than
a half dozen, the impact on Jaguar’s standing in the automotive world
would be enormous.

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In reply to a message from Kirbert sent Sun 23 Jan 2011:

ohh just in time, BBC 2 on at the ready!

they were quite harsh on the MG ZT when it came out and
caused it alot of unnecessary damage for what has proven to
be a fantastic car!

lets home they praise a hopefully very good Jag!

the BBC website has an iplayer to watch programmes!–
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In reply to a message from G-mac sent Sun 23 Jan 2011:

Just for general information Season 16 of Top Gear returns
to BBC America on Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. ET for viewers in the
United States.

Already have a timer set up on the DVR to record all new
episodes.

By the way, watched the American version (copy) of Top Gear
that wrapped its first season on the History Channel this
weekend. It was OK, but not as outrageous and just plain fun
as the real deal from Britain with Jeremy, James, Richard
and Stig. Possibly the highlight of the season was the guide
dog of a blind driver relieving itself on stage in the
closing segment of that particular episode.–
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ohh just in time, BBC 2 on at the ready!
the BBC website has an iplayer to watch programmes!


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OK, I can’t receive BBC2, I’m in Florida and don’t even have cable.
If they show that car doing anything better than walking speed,
though, which is all I’ve seen out of it so far, I’d really like to
see the show.

No need to hire a helicopter Kirby, didn’t turn a wheel, very
disappointing, just a couple of
minutes looking around it.

TTFN
Bill
Surrey, UK
86 Daimler 4.2, 84 Sovereign 4.2 5spd man, 88 XJ-S 5.3 convertible 5spd manOn 23/01/2011 18:54, Kirbert wrote:

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In reply to a message from Kirbert sent Sun 23 Jan 2011:

Don’t hold your breath Kirby - it was a static display. It is
obviously a concept car and the figures are pure hype, which is a
shame. I don;t think they would have lost a lot by saying
it ‘could’ do 0-60 in 2.7 or whatever it is. There comes a point
where concepts rebound on you if you make claims that they actually
perform as good as they look yet only put out a mock-up. I felt
sorry for Leno having to get ‘creative’ in his ‘road test’ comments
when all he could do was crawl along at walking speed. I assume it
was using a bog standard 12V battery and a wheelchair motor or some
such - it certainly moved that way.

I’d like nothing better than to have my deep scepticism proven
wrong but as Clarkson commented, it’s a nice car except that it
doesn’t work and you can’t buy one.

'nuff said…

Pete–
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If they show that car doing anything better than walking speed,
though, which is all I’ve seen out of it so far, I’d really like to
see the show. As soon as anyone knows how to watch it online, please


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In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Sun 23 Jan 2011:

Wasn’t the point of the CX75 to prove Jagaur could still build a
state-of-the-art supercar? If the thing’s got the drivetrain of a
golf cart, what have they proven, other than that they can steal
some really cool styling cues from Lotus and Ferrari.

IMO, the time & money spent on that car should have gone into
something worthwhile, like a real production version of the F-Type,
or a RWD X-Type replacement that could truly compete with the BMW 3
Series or the M-B C-Class.–
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OK, I can’t receive BBC2, I’m in Florida and don’t even have cable.
If they show that car doing anything better than walking speed,
though, which is all I’ve seen out of it so far, I’d really like to
see the show.

No need to hire a helicopter Kirby, didn’t turn a wheel, very
disappointing, just a couple of
minutes looking around it.

TTFN
Bill
Surrey, UK
86 Daimler 4.2, 84 Sovereign 4.2 5spd man, 88 XJ-S 5.3 convertible 5spd man

// please trim quoted text to context onlyOn 23/01/2011 18:54, Kirbert wrote:

Why would Jaguar want to produce such a vehicle? It looks nothing like a Kia or a Buick, like the rest of the new models… (Apologies for the cynicism.)

Phil Sanfilippo
1991 XJ-S Classic Collection Convertible

No need to hire a helicopter Kirby, didn’t turn a wheel, very
disappointing, just a couple of
minutes looking around it.

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BMD wrote:

OK, I can’t receive BBC2, I’m in Florida and don’t even have cable.
If they show that car doing anything better than walking speed,
though, which is all I’ve seen out of it so far, I’d really like to
see the show.

No need to hire a helicopter Kirby, didn’t turn a wheel, very
disappointing, just a couple of
minutes looking around it.

Aaaaargh! Honestly, it makes you wonder if they didn’t screw
something up in making that car, like perhaps there are parts of it
that don’t really work yet. That’d be understandable, LOTS of it
involves new ideas. The controllers to operate four traction motors
totalling 900+ HP would be state-of-the-art for sure, as would the
controllers that operate two turbine engines whenever power is
needed.

– Kirbert

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In reply to a message from Kirbert sent Sun 23 Jan 2011:

Kirby
There is a drive test on the net somewhere (I have to see if I can
find it again). They drive the car and although they were
restricted by the execs it is more than walking speed. I think the
were not allowed to exceed 120mph. From what I recall the car was
described as much more than a show only car and it was very
driveable and much more engineered than people are aware. Jaguar
has also just announced that they are currently doing feasability
studies for a production version. The biggest problem is the temp
of the exhaust gas. Personally I think it would be a great deterent
for tailgaters.
It seems ashame that the JL site does not present the latest
information coming from Jaguar about upcoming models (there is
quite a bit lately) I think the home page was last updated more
than 3 years ago.–
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Aaaaargh! Honestly, it makes you wonder if they didn’t screw
something up in making that car, like perhaps there are parts of it
that don’t really work yet. That’d be understandable, LOTS of it


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