Built as a platform to show the future direction of Jaguar and also to celebrate it’s 75th anniversary, the C-X75 takes the idea of an environmentally friendly supercar in a whole new direction.
The C-X75 can operate much like the Chevy Volt, it can be a strictly plug in electric car, in this case with a 70 mile range, it can also drive on gasoline for 560 miles. Perhaps the most unique thing about the car is the power plant. The C-X75’s 778 horsepower propulsion system combines 195 horsepower electric motors at each wheel plus two mid mounted micro gas turbines. These can either generate 188 horsepower to charge the batteries and extend the range of the car, or when in Track mode provide supplemental power directly to the electric motors. The four electric motors provide torque vectored, all wheel drive traction and grip for the combined 778 horsepower and 1180 ft/lb of torque.
Here is a video which talks about the design of the car, plus the full press release:
Jaguar C-X75 Overview
“Performance through innovation has always been a Jaguar hallmark. From the beginning, cars such as the C-Type and D-Type pioneered aluminium construction, aerodynamic design, racing monocoques and disc brakes. The C-X75 demonstrates that the company is still leading the field in automotive design and technology.”
Dr Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover