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).