Jaguar has pushed their limits of technology to come up with the C-X75 hybrid prototype. According to the British automaker, it is one of the most innovative and technologically advanced research prototypes ever created. While developing the C-X75 prototype, their target was to achieve performance of a Bugatti Veyron, electric range of a Chevrolet Volt and CO2 emissions of a Toyota Prius. The Jaguar C-X75 was intended to celebrate 75 years of Jaguar but unfortunately it ended up being just a show car.
Last year, the automaker decided to cancel the production of the supercar due to the global economic crisis. They felt that its not the right time to introduce a car with a price tag of £1 million (Rs. 9 crores). The Jaguar C-X75 features an in-line 4-cylinder, 1.6-litre twincharged (turbocharged and supercharged) petrol engine, couple with two electric motors. The one of a kind 1.6-litre petrol motor is capable of producing 500 HP alone, which is delivered at a mind boggling 10,000 RPM. The astonishing power is transmitted to all the four wheels through a 7-speed automatic gearbox. This F1 derived Cosworth engine might be used in the future to power a production car.
Combined with the electric motor, the Jaguar C-X75 produces more than 850 HP of power. Running alone with the electric motors, gives the supercar a range of 60 kms. The CO2 emissions figure stands at 89 g/km. It uses F1 inspired technology and it pays off really well. The supercar can perform 0-100 km/hr sprint in just under 3 seconds with a top speed of 350 km/hr. At the end of the day, it is still a prototype and is likely to remain the same but you don’t need to worry, as Jaguar promises to use this technology in their future cars.