Significantly, the C-X75 has a modulated rectangular grille shape, similar to those on the newest Jaguar sedans. I believe it is more a way of establishing identity than ingesting air, because it and the brake-cooling inlets open only when needed, with in-hood ducting releasing airflow over the windshield. There are scoops on the lower sides, behind the door glass in the roof, and again across the roof above the backlight. There are huge outlets on the lower back of the body, along with turbine exhaust ports and complex black diffuser panels. Surprising features abound, like having the interior door handles in the middle of the form-fitting seats. Altogether, the car is sleek, solid, and filled with new approaches and it promises a future as glorious as the past.
1. There is a sharp crest on all four fenders, describing the side profile and giving this car the feline aura that is part and parcel of "Jaguarness."
2. Notice how the side glass leads into an air scoop, while the perimeter of the side DLO (DayLight Opening) remains an elongated profile.
3. The entire upper structure is very much like a fighter-plane canopy. It's tapered in plan view and in profile and is both elegant and effective aerodynamically.
4. External antenna is a surprise but is a nice visual break from the pure form of the body.
5. Jaguar was one of the first companies to use flush headlamp covers (on the 1951 XK120 C-type). These shapes recall those simpler ovals but carry the fender peak.
6. The badge floating in the black mesh opening is a subtle identity mark, leaving all painted surfaces without asperities.
7. This chin blade serves to direct air around the sides of the nose into the brake-cooling inlets on the front corners.
8. These accreted panels seem unnecessary, unless they are part of rationalization for production assembly. In any case, these are clearly a theme for detail design.
9. These air inlets are no doubt necessary, but the separate add-on panels are not.