Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid Supercar Prototype: the Build Story

[wide][/wide] For over two years, Jaguar has been working on a secret supercar prototype. Finally, they are ready to debut the new C-X75. They worked to develop one of the most innovative and technologically advanced prototypes ever created. The C-X75 pushes every boundary of power, performance and even fuel efficiency.

Jaguar has released a new behind-the-scenes video that details the journey to this point and gives an exciting insight into the technology which has the potential to be used in future Jaguar models.

 

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Jaguar unveiled the C-X75 concept car in 2010, and it eveloved from a design study to a fully working prototype in just two years. In that time, Jaguar and development partner Williams Advanced Engineering created an four-wheel drive, plug-in parallel hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with Jaguar’s first carbon composite monocoque chassis. 

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The C-X75 has a combined power output of more than 850bhp and dvelops 738lb ft of torque. Its powertrain comines a 1.6-litre turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder petrol engine plant that generates 502bhp with two electric motors – one for each axle – that give a further 385bhp.

Jaguar says the C-X75 can accelerate from 0-100Km/h in less than 4 seconds (3,4s). Top speed is expected to be about 354km/h
Despite its performance, Jaguar says the C-X75 can run for about 60km in pure electric vehicle mode, while overall CO2 emissions are less than 89g/km.

This fantastic prototype supercar won’t go into production, but the longstanding car maker hasn’t totally ditched the C-X75 design sheets however, as it plans to take what they’ve learned during the development of this supercar and apply it to future Jaguars.

Video source: Jaguar
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