Cosworth-developed Jaguar C-X75 engine could live in another model

Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar 06.05.2011
Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar 06.05.2011

Not necessarily a Jaguar

The Formula 1-inspired 502 bhp (374 kW) 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbocharged and supercharged engine from the Jaguar C-X75 concept could power another car sometime in the future.

Although Jaguar officially cancelled the C-X75, its Cosworth-developed conventional power unit might be transplanted to other cars, not necessarily wearing the Jaguar badge. Cosworth principal engineer Andy Ball told Piston Heads the engine is still alive with a road-car manufacturer, but refused to specify its name. He added the engine will be adapted for a production road-going car and could have a 300 bhp / liter ratio.

Cosworth will not be an engine supplier for the 2014 Formula 1 season as Marussia will be choosing another vendor. However, it's not all bad for the British company as they will be focusing on collaborating with various automakers who want small engines with a high output. Ball also said an important focus will be on improving the engine's reliability.

The full interview can be accessed at the source link below.

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Could be perfect for the hot version on the Range Rover Evoque !
Jul 3rd, 2013 12:05am
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benz_man benz_man
I think the last sentence is key here...
Jul 2nd, 2013 2:29pm
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HonzaV HonzaV
where is EnzoTinyu with his 1 liter 1000hp nonsense?
Jul 2nd, 2013 1:08pm
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spitfireengineer spitfireengineer
God bless the manufacturer who is not letting this engine die. I don't care about the hybrid powertrain, just that tiny 1.6L turbocharged and supercharged thing revving to 10300rpm. It's small - which means it is easy to package and lightweight - it revs insanely, it has an enormous power to size ratio and the combination of a turbocharger with a supercharger means that you have minimal or no lag. It's the ultimate weapon for a driver's car. How cool would it be to see it mounted in a Lotus, an M BMW or even in a mad hatchback, like a Focus RS?!
Jul 2nd, 2013 12:56pm
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