First unveiled in 2010 as part of a joint venture between Jaguar and Formula 1 team Williams, the C-X75 Jaguar was a plug-in hybrid supercar powered by a range-extending gas-turbine engine mounted behind the seats. The car’s four electric motors, one at each wheel, each made 195 horsepower for a grand total of 780 horsepower and 1,187 ft-lbs of torque. All that power was good for an estimated top speed of just over 200 mph, and – like the ill-fated Jaguar XJ220 before it – demand for the car was huge.
Also like Jaguar’s XJ220 supercar form the 90s, the realities of the market made getting the concept to production almost totally impossible, so the C-X75 project was cancelled before it ever really began.
Cancelled or not, however, Jaguar’s C-X75 is an incredible piece of machinery that deserves every moment in the sun it gets. To that end, Jaguar and Williams have introduced a fantastic video about some of the thinking behind the C-X75 project that seems to suggest we should be looking for even more innovative plug-in vehicles from Jaguar and Land Rover in the near future. I’ll let the video’s description serves as my introduction …
For over two years we have worked to develop one of the most innovative and technologically advanced prototypes ever created. The C-X75 pushes every boundary of power, performance and even fuel efficiency. This short film details the journey to this point and gives an exciting insight into the technology which has the potential to be used in future Jaguar models.
… and advise you to check it out, and stay tuned for more!