Jaguar cancels the C-X75 hypercar

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 11, 2012

It's official, Jaguar has just axed the C-X75 hypercar as it entered a crucial stage in its development. For the last quarter, Jaguar has been testing the C-X75’s complex hybrid drivetrain. Jaguar was currently preparing to install the drivetrain in the car and build a working prototype. Global brand director Adrian Hallmark said during the Los Angeles motor show that this aspect of the development is “absolutely unknown.”

Because the technology had to be determined, the car’s future was uncertain. When the C-X75’s hybrid drivetrain was unveiled as a concept at the 2010 Paris show, it featured a couple of gas turbines that will kick in as soon as the charge for the four wheel-mounted electric motors runs out.

Jaguar confirmed the C-X75 in May 2011. It features the first bonded carbonfibre chassis from the company. It was assembled with the aid of Williams F1 expertise. It was approved for production but excluding the gas turbines. Instead of the original drivetrain, it is now equipped with a turbocharged and supercharged 1.6-litre petrol engine and two electric motors.

One is found at both ends of the car with each driving a transaxle. In early 2012, Jaguar announced the drivetrain’s first official figures. The blown 1.6-litre engine could offer up to 500bhp and is capable of revving to 10,000rpm.

The electric motors could easily be regarded as the most powerful worldwide. These come with a very advanced liquid and air-cooled battery pack. The front motor could continuously operate via a single-speed transmission that powers the front wheels. Meanwhile, the rear motor will work with a bespoke seven-speed automated manual gearbox to offer drive to the rear wheels along with the engine.

Topics: jaguar, hypercar

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Did you miss the opportunity to get a brand new Dodge Viper? Well, here’s something you don’t want to miss. Dodge has announced a “final call” for orders for its...
by - December 6, 2016
Acura fans and customers rejoice! Sales have begun for the flagship model of Acura’s RLX top-of-the-range sedan – the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid. Described by Acura as its most...
by - December 6, 2016
Autonomous cars are slowly but surely gaining more appeal among drivers around the world. While a complete self-driving system has yet to be launched, carmakers have been finding ways to...
by - December 6, 2016
BMW has officially ended the production cycle for what is considered as its meanest and fastest sports car – the BMW M4 GTS. Basically a power-up evolution of the BMW...
by - December 6, 2016
Now that Lamborghini is set to bring a “more aggressive” Aventador, it only makes sense that it will be given a name. Seeing how it goes, perhaps we won’t be...
by - December 6, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries