Jaguar has announced plans to build a hybrid-electric supercar that goes from 0 to 60 in three seconds — proving once again that green cars aren't just better for the environment; they're also substantially more bad-ass than the belching, muck-fueled dinosaurs they replace.

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The C-X75 will have an ultralight carbon-fiber chassis and an all-electric range of 30 miles, which the car would blow through in less than 9 minutes at its top speed of 205 mph. Two electric motors, one for each axle, give the car all-wheel drive.

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As the CEO of Tata (which owns Jaguar) puts it: "[This points to] a sustainable future, but not a boring future."

All this and a bargain too: At between $1.1 million and $1.5 million, the car costs less than Nicolas Cage's last castle.


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