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Christopher Bruce2013-06-27 16:05:26

The Jaguar C-X75 Could Have Been a Supercar Revolution

It used a turbocharged and supercharged 1.6-liter turbo engine

 
 
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The C-X75 could have been a very interesting car in the supercar ranks

Jaguar’sJaguarJaguarUnited Kingdom, 1922 > present53 models
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C-X75C-X75Jaguar C-X75United Kingdom, 2010 > present10 photos
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supercar program could have been a revolution in 2010, but because of the poor financial market when it was ready, the project was cancelled. The hybrid supercar produced 850hp and 738lb-ft of torque from its supercharged and turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that revs to 10,000rpm with two electric motors that produce 390hp by themselves. Jaguar will be auctioning the fully functional prototypes later this summer.

“The C-X75 program 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,” said Jaguar brand director Adrian Hallmark.

The C-X75 was capable of 220mph and could still produce 89g/km of CO2. It had a pure electric range of 60km. It could accelerate to 100mph in less than six seconds with its seven-speed automated manual transmission. Power was sent to all four wheels with the internal combustion engine powering the rear and electric motors in the front. Jaguar says that it has confirmed that it will hit 200mph, and the 220mph top speed is a theoretical maximum. To keep the car planted, it has an extendable aerofoil and underfloor aerodynamics to generate 200kg of downforce.

Jaguar was responsible for the four-cylinder engine in the car, and it worked with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop the plug-in parallel hybrid system.

Unfortunately, the C-X75 never hit the market. It built a few prototypes that will be auctioned, and those will be the only drivers lucky enough to experience one.

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