Top Gear drives the Jaguar C-X75
Before Jaguar put its 220mph, hybrid C-X75 hypercar on ice, TG got a drive…
Posted: 29 Apr 2014
Every single line and surface drips elegance and fluency, at least until you get to the back, where there's a honking great diffuser, which is all about purpose not beauty. There's also a rear wing with multiple positions for downforce and cooling, which at rest sits flush to the body so as not to disrupt the lovely curves of the car's hips and lower back. These things have been added since the concept car, but they didn't pain Callum. However, he looks at the wing mirrors as if they're a moustache on the Mona Lisa. "They muck up the design and cause noise, drag and turbulence." Worse was to come. "One of the hardest things of all was finding a legal space for a rear numberplate." Hmm. It's not all glamour in supercar design studios, then.