When Jaguar annonuced that the C-X75 hybrid supercar would make it to production in 2011, it was truly exciting news as the brand was celebrating its 75th anniversary. However, the following year the carmaker decided to axe production of the hybrid supercar brought about the global economic crash. However, earlier this month, gave the media an evaluative test of the never going to production C-X75 hybrid supercar co-developed with Williams F1 as a preview of future Jaguar and Land Rover technologies.
Powering the C-X75 is an F1-inspired high-revving 1.6-liter dual-boosted (turbocharged and supercharged) four-cylinder engine which generates 502 PS at 10,000 rpm combined with electric motors that give an additional 390 PS to pump out a maximum 892 PS and generate 1000Nm of torque,
The battery pack in the C-X75 is the highest continuously rated power PHEV pack in the world, capable of delivering more than 300kW over the full state of the charge window.
Equipped with an advanced 7-speed automated manual transmission that allows for gearshifts in less than 200 milliseconds, the C-X75 can sprint from 0-100mph in less than six seconds. The very first C-X75 prototype was tested to exceed 320 km/h with a theoretical maximum speed at around 354 km/h.
The car's deployable aerofoil and underfloor aerodynamics create more than 200kg of downforce at 320 km/h, and active systems enhance its high-speed stability.
The C-X75 can run for 60km in pure electric vehicle mode with CO2 emissions below 89g/km.
"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," said Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar.