British automaker Jaguar unveiled its Jaguar C-X75 Concept at the 2010 Paris Motor show, as a hybrid-electric 2-seated concept car. With all its features, the car was priced at around $1 million along with a maximum range up to $1.3 million. Even though the concept was a success, the company decided against its production in December 2012 as its Director thought that the world economy is not ready to buy a $1.3 million car.
Later, under the influence of TATA motors, Jaguar decided to produce only 250 units of this supercar in between 2013 and 2015. Recently, the concept car was seen in a ‘chase scene’ in Bond’s movie ‘Spectre’, creating huge speculations about its recent market release. Perhaps, no official date is announced by the manufacturer.
Jaguar C-X75 Concept – Engine Output
The British automaker has unveiled its new Jaguar C-X75 Concept with a hybrid powertrain. In collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, an expert in making Formula 1 cars. Jaguar has developed a 1.6-liter dual-boosted (both turbocharged and supercharged mods of aspiration) 4-cylinder engine and put this under the hood. This engine can develop up to 502 hp of power at 10,000 rpm.
The vehicle will also feature four electric motors connected to each of its wheels and would further generate 390 hp of output power. Electric power will be generated with the use of a 19 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. C-X75 will have two driving modes – an all-electric and hybrid variants.
With the electric powertrain alone, Jaguar C-X75 Concept can also run up to 37 miles. In the hybrid mode, C-X75 will rev up to in excess of 850 hp of power and a massive 737 lb-ft of torque.
220 mph top speed
Jaguar claimed that its new supercar can accelerate from 0 to 100 mph in less than six seconds. Such figures are possible because of the car’s 7-speed automated/ manually-operated transmission system that enables gearshifts in less than 200 milliseconds.
The first prototype of Jaguar C-X75 Concept exceeded a speed of 200 mph in its test run. However, thanks to its high power delivery capacity, the figure may very well exceed the 220 mph mark. Being hybrid, CO2 emission will also be limited to 159.3 g/mile.
Jaguar C-X75 Concept – Aerodynamic Design
In production, most of the exterior features will look similar to the 2010 C-X75 concept. With Williams F1, Jaguar has come up with a carbon fiber chassis with other composite materials. Making the C-X75 three times rigid than Lamborghini Murcielago. The car stands at 2,975 lbs in total.
Air Intake pipe’s cross-section has been increased to 1.562 square meters to provide more air to cool its high-power engines. The nose is tapered to provide enhanced visibility. Front grilles are also structured in honeycomb mesh form with the Jaguar badge placed at the center.
Jaguar C-X75 Concept – Technicality and Rivals
With its Jaguar C-X75 Concept, the automaker looks to take on the likes of LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder and Pagani Huayra.
A supercar, expect a host of technically advanced upgrades in C-X75. These also include a voice-activated navigation system, advanced cruise control, and improved traction control to cope with its high speeds and next-gen collision warning systems.