Kapiti Observer : May 12th 2011
42 THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011 472 HIGH STREET, LOWER HUTT www.maxmotors.co.nz 04 569 4488 MAX 0274 486-198 OUTSIDE WGTN: 0800 MAXCARS 0800 629 227 Payment based on 48 months & $500 Deposit. Lending Criteria Apply. All cars come with 30 days' complete cover IT'S BETTER BY FAR TO BUY A MAX MOTORS CAR IT'S BETTER BY FAR TO BUY A MAX MOTORS CAR 3715541AA ONLY $7,980 $52pw 2005 Toyota Corolla S/W 1300cc, Auto, A/C, Check This Out! NOW ONLY$11,980 Was $14,995 $79pw 2004 Honda Odyssey 2.4L, Petrol, Auto. 7 Seater. Amazing!! $45pw $6,980 ONLY $45pw $6,980 ONLY 2001 Holden Astra 1800cc, Manual, NZ New. $8,980 Was $10,995 $59pw ONLY 1998 Toyota Rav4 Manual, Alloys, Airbags, ABS, Exceptional example. Be Quick!! $17,980 ONLY $118pw 2001 Commodore SS Ute 5700cc, V8, Alloys, ABS. Don't miss this! $3,980 ONLY 1995 Toyota Tercel 1500cc, Auto, A/C, Save on gas... Be quick! $4,980 ONLY 1996 Subaru Impreza HX20 2000cc, 4WD, Alloys, A/C. $67pw $9,980 ONLY 2001 Toyota Estima Aeros 2400cc, 8 Seater, Sensational Value $3,980 ONLY 1995 Nissan Maxima Alloys, Spoiler, A/C . Stunning Example $59pw ONLY 1996 Nissan Mistral 7 Seater, 4WD, Alloys, Sunroof, Great Value! $92pw $13,980 ONLY 2006 Toyota Corolla 1800cc, Auto, NZ New. Spectacular Example! NOW $7,980 Was $10,995 $52pw 2001 Subaru Legacy B4 2000cc, Auto, Alloys, Airbags, Spolier, Sensational Value $7,980 ONLY 2001 Nissan Pulsar 1600cc, Auto, Alloys. Great Value!! ONLY $9,980 $67pw 2003 Mitsubishi L300 2400cc, Manual, NZ New. Exceptional value! ONLY $8,980 1994 Toyota Hilux Surf 3000cc, Turbo Diesel, Alloys Don't miss out! $7,980 2000 Holden Commodore S/W 3800cc, Auto, ABS, A/C, Airbags. Exceptional!!. Jaguar hybrid supercar to cost a cool $1.5m Costly but beautiful: Jaguar's C-X75 concept to become reality and only 250 will be built. Sportscar maker Jaguar is to conspire with Formula One's Williams to put its C-X75 concept car into production reality, writes DAVE MOORE. While the proposed production version of the Jaguar C-X75 supercar will be a hybrid, just like the show concept first seen last year, it will be using relatively conventional internal combustion power instead of gas-turbines to support its electric motors. The British-based Indian-owned carmaker is teaming up with Williams F1 to help it build 250 C-X75s, each of which will cost about NZ$1.5 million. The Williams team expertise with composites and other hi-tech materials will be used in the design and development of the production C-X75's carbon-fibre chassis, body aerodynamics and the hybrid powertrain. Jaguar says its C-X75, which made its debut in October last year at the Paris motor show, will offer performance ''on a par with the fastest production cars on the market'', albeit with a very green carbon footprint and very economical day-to-day running costs. While the show car employed tiny gas-turbine or jet engines to power- up its electric batteries, the production version will employ a small-capacity, turbocharged internal combustion engine and two electric motors, one for each of the front and rear pairs of wheels. The gas-turbine premise has not however been abandoned by Jaguar, as its parent company Tata has taken a stake in Bladon jets, so a micro-turbine hybrid remains very much on the cards some time in the future. With the Williams F1 teams involvement in the C-X75 it is possible that the petrol part of the hybrid equation could be a ''productionised'' version of the four cylinder power unit being developed for the new formula for the World Championship series starting in 2013. The direct technology transfer between elite motorsport and road- going production cars will be a key to C-X75's success. The supercar's chassis will be made of carbon-fibre to create an incredibly lightweight, yet rigidly strong structure. Jaguar expects its hybrid supercar to deliver incredibly low CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km while being able to achieve 100kmh in less than three seconds and a top speed in excess of 320kmh. The plug-in C-X75 is said to offer a range in all-electric form of 50km. The production Jaguar may not be mechanically similar to the show car, but we're told its shape will be. ''We were always determined that the Jaguar C-X75 would be as striking on the road as it was in concept form,'' says Ian Callum, director of design, Jaguar Cars. ''This will be the finest-looking and most innovative Jaguar ever produced. Even in the world of supercars, we can still produce the most beautiful.'' Jaguar Land Rover chief executive Dr Ralf Speth says: ''A supercar like the C-X75 is the logical choice to showcase cutting-edge design, intelligent use of new environmental technologies and motorsport- inspired performance.'' Only 250 examples will be built, each costing between NZ$1.3m to NZ$1.5m, depending on market and local taxes.
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