Whatever the British tells us, Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid won’t eventually go into production, as it couldn’t stand next to the three new hypercars: LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.
Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid was unveiled as a prototype in September 2010 at the Paris Motor Show, Jaguar wanting to celebrate theirs 75th birthday. The concept supercar had an engine with turbines, thing that excited everyone, from the beginning the fans hoping that might be possible that the production version will have such engine.
Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid – Engine & Design
Unfortunately the Indian Tata Motors subsidiary decided not to pass the Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid concept into production, having found that the investment required to produce the supercar wouldn’t bring much revenue for the British multinational car manufacturer headquartered in Whitley, Coventry, England.
However, they already built five prototypes, with three of them to be sold at some future auction, one will be kept in the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust and the other will be exposed at various car exhibitions around the world.
Mechanically, Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid has a Williams F1 Performance 1.600cc twin-turbo four-cylinder petrol engine (turbocharged and supercharged) developing 508 horsepower at 10,000 RPM, emitting just 89 g/km CO2. The petrol engine is combined with two 300 kW (408 hp) electric motors.
Overall, Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid delivers 862 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque (1,000 Nm), accelerating from 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h) in about 3 seconds and 0 to 100 mph (160 km/h) in less than 6 seconds, with a top speed of 220 mph (354 km/h).
The hybrid engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission, with paddles mounted behind the steering wheel, changing the speeds within 200 ms. The hybrid prototype has an autonomy of 40 miles (60 km) just with the electric motors, with a top speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). The aerodynamic of the Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid produces 200 kg vertical downforce.
“The C-X75 programme represents the pinnacle of Jaguar’s engineering and design expertise. It is arguably the world’s fastest test-bed for the world’s most advanced technologies, combining as it does a remarkable hybrid powertrain with awe-inspiring performance. Jaguar is always looking to shape the cars of tomorrow and with projects like C-X75 we are laying the foundations for the next generation of Jaguar innovations.” – Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar.
Jaguar C-X75 Hybrid: Technical Specification Engine 1.6-litre turbocharged and supercharged in-line four-cylinder petrol, allied with 2 x 150 kW electric motors Peak Power (bhp@rpm) 502@10,000 (petrol only); >850 (combined petrol and electric) Peak Torque (Nm) >1000 (combined) Range, pure electric mode (km) 60 0-100mph (secs) <6.0 Top speed (mph) >200 CO2 emissions (g/km) <89
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