Jaguar C-X75 hypercar will get a 1.6-liter engine with 500 hp

Article by Christian A., on July 26, 2012

Jaguar’s new C-X75 hypercar is powered by a new 1.6-litre engine that could rev to 10,000rpm. It is capable of delivering about 500bhp and uses both a turbocharger and a supercharger. If you want to hear how the engine of this C-X75 hypercar sounds, there’s a sound clip available online. Jaguar said that its turbocharger and supercharger would supplement two electric motors located on the front and rear axle that surpass any of its upcoming competitors in the quick-growing electric supercar niche.

The project is about to enter the working prototype stage, says Autocar. The team tasked with this project said that the C-X75 could reach a top speed of 200mph and could accelerate from zero to 60mph in a sub 3.0sec time.

Even without the outstanding four-cylinder petrol unit (which replaces the dual jet turbines that are used in the 2010 concept), it offers top performance. Jaguar has done the best that it could so that its plug-in, range-extended machine that costs six figures is a viable hybrid.

The C-X75 has a liquid-cooled, 200kg battery pack (the heaviest part in the car). It is claimed to be capable of a range of 60km when driving on purely electricity. It can also sprint from zero to 60mph in 6.0sec without having to use internal combustion.

The 600v battery is positioned the nearest that it could to the car’s center at only 85mm from the engine, which in turn is mid-mounted. Jaguar said that it has been adamant that all the heaviest components would be fitted in the wheelbase, along with even the rear-mounted seven-speed automated manual gearbox within the wheel shadow. Its transmission is the product of steps taken to reduce weight. Jaguar said that by not opting for a dual-clutch unit, it has saved about 100kg.

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