Jaguar C-X75 Concept Makes North American Debut in LA
The vehicle is powered by a system that includes four electric motors and two micro gas turbine engines. The electric motors develop a combined output of 780 hp and 1,600 Nm (1,180 lb-ft) of torque, also offering all-wheel-drive. As for the micro-gas turbines, these are placed at the center of the vehicle and offer 188 hp.
They can either be used as a range-extending system (electric range: 68 miles/109 km, extended range 560 miles/900 km) or to provide a boost when the vehicle enters a special “Track” mode.
All this muscle allows the vehicle to leave the 62 mph mark behind in 3.4 seconds, play with the 50-90 mph (80-145 km/h) sprint in 2.3 seconds and offer a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h).
“The C-X75, designed to celebrate 75 years of the marque, provides a glimpse into the future of Jaguar and its commitment to producing beautiful, fast cars, powered by sustainable means,” stated the press release.
“The C-X75 boasts advanced design features such as a ground-breaking propulsion system, and active aerodynamics allow for an elegantly simple fuselage section that remains stable at very high speeds. Shorter and lower than the current crop of supercars, its exterior design is about pure performance with a simple central fuselage surrounded by prominent wheel arches.”
We'll remind you that Jaguar is considering brining the C-X75 into production. If the project gets the green light, it isn't expected to come to the market until 2015-2017.