Jaguar C-X75 could be cancelled - production depends on the powertrain

 Jaguar C-X75 could be cancelled - production depends on the powertrain
Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar 06.05.2011

Company wants to build the model, but remains unsure if everything will work

The Jaguar C-X75 is reaching a critical phase which could ultimately determine whether or not the supercar goes into production.

In a recent interview, global brand director Adrian Hallmark told Autocar the company is about to install the model's hybrid powertrain into a prototype for the first time. He added “This part of the development is absolutely unknown” and will likely determine if the company can actually put the car into production. According to Hallmark, “We want to do it, but until we know the technology [will work] we cannot be clear."

As we have previously reported, the C-X75 is expected to use a supercharged and turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine which is backed up by two electric motors. This could enable the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds, hit a top speed in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h) and travel approximately 37 miles (60 km) on electricity alone.

If the powertrain proves to be reliable, Jaguar will likely keep their word and build 250 C-X75s that will be priced between £700,000 - £900,000 (€869,950 - €1.1 million / $1.1 - $1.4 million).

Source: Autocar

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Comments (7)

 Ivo_205 Ivo_205
The more pictures I see of it the less I like it, but I must be the only one around here...Still, hope they make it to production just for the engine alone.
December 11, 2012 11:42 am
The 1.6 will not be a race-spec engine so squeezing 500 hp from it means they need to increase the boost pressure much more than a reguler 1.6 turbo and this is a very small engine so reliability may be a problem
December 11, 2012 4:07 am
 fragemall fragemall
Replace the supercharger on the Jag 5 liter V8 with a pair of turbochargers, stuff it into this gorgeous body and put it on sale. Then concentrate on the smaller X type replacement. Once they get all that right and finances are looking up, probably they can think about this powertrain in the second gen of the CX75. I can bet a 100 quid that the powertrain as described above is not going to make it to production. I am an engineer and a hopeless optimist....I still cant see this hapenning
December 11, 2012 2:55 am
 Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
That's a bold move Jag, but being bold is all that it takes sometimes. I hope everything works out for you. I'd love to see this big cat roar to life..
December 10, 2012 10:45 pm
 Mikeado Mikeado
Doesn't sound like anything major yet. They're just unsure of their new technology. Chances are it'll work out, but we'll have to see...
December 10, 2012 6:31 pm
 aestival aestival
Yeeeeees it works, of course it works. Just make it - we need it and we love that ass.
December 10, 2012 5:11 pm