Jaguar C-X75 Prototype

By - June 25th, 2013

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While many may get their morning jolt from a cup of joe, Jaguar designers must have felt a wave of energy every time they heard the Jaguar C-X75 engine rev at 10,000 rpm. While the C-X75 was originally intended to go into limited production, it has subsequently been slashed, but its reputation has still proceeded it: featuring a plug-in hybrid engine that includes a twin-charged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine pumping out 500 bhp as well as two electric that produce roughly 390bhp. Yes, that’s right; that’s over a combined 850 bhp capable of sending this Jag down the track to 60mph in less than 3 seconds, 100mph in less than 6 seconds, and a top speed of about 220mph. On top of that, this model has an electric-only range of about 40 miles. Its body was also updated, thanks to a lightweight, bonded carbon fiber chassis co-developed with Williams Formula One. While the C-X75 won’t live on in wide-release, Jaguar Global brand director Adrian Hallmark confirmed that its spirit and power will live on into future models. Bittersweet.

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