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.
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.
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.