When Jaguar confirmed production for the C-X75 back in May, no details were provided about its powertrain. Now, Jaguar has confirmed to British magazine Autocar that the supercar will be powered by a powerful petrol-electric hybrid system producing approximately 500 bhp (373 kW / 507 PS).
The C-X75 will use an "extraordinary" supercharged and turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine capable of revving to 10,000rpm. Despite this, Jaguar has given it plug-in range-extended capability via two electric motors each positioned on the front and rear axles. The motors will be powered by a liquid-cooled 200 kg (441 lbs) battery pack for an electric-only range of 60 km (37 mph) while still performing the 0-60 mph sprint in 6.0 seconds. When the petrol engine is utilized, a top speed of 200mph (322 km/h) and 0-60 mph time of less than 3.0 seconds will be achieved, according to the C-X75's development team.
Currently, development has progressed to the working prototype stage. Jaguar will build only 250 units of the C-X75 which will cost between £700,000 - £900,000 each (€781,000 to €1,000,000) depending on markets.
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