The Jaguar C-X75 concept debuted back in 2010 with two turbines strapped to its back as a means for propulsion. The production version, that is scheduled to enter the market late next year, will do away with the jet-turbine technology and instead be powered by a combination of internal combustion engine and electric motors.
Reports from the UK say the Jaguar C-X75 will be powered by Jaguar-built, 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine and electric motor combination, a setup that will be co-developed with the Williams F1 team. In addition, a second electric motor will be included, taking total power output to around 373 kW.
The C-X75′s 1.6-litre engine will be supercharged and turbocharged, with a rev limit in the region of 10 000 r/min. The small capacity petrol engine will be supplemented with power from two electric motors, one on each axle. The motors will be powered by a liquid-cooled 200 kg battery pack and provide an electric-only range of 60 km, while still being able to launch the car from 0 – 100 km/h in 6 seconds. Together with the petrol engine, the C-X75 will have a top speed of 320 km/h and will be able to launch from standstill to 100 km/h in under 3 seconds.
Just 200 Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercars are expected to be built and will compete with the likes of the upcoming Porsche 918 Spyder and successor to the Ferrari Enzo. It don’t come cheap though; £700 000 is estimate at this stage.