2014 Jaguar C-X75 Concept review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 , 00:09:20 byDan

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Jaguar C-X75 Concept

British carmaker Jaguar is now celebrating its 75th anniversary. Especially for the event, the automaker unveiled a new model, the C-X75 Concept, to be more precise, a coupe that features a new design direction and that also receives power from an electric/gas turbine power source. As an output, the concept generates 780 horsepower. This new supercar is the best reminder of the XJ220 2-seat incredible car that was revealed back in 1990. The new C-X75 borrowed a lot of design elements from the modern lineup developed by Jaguar, but when it comes to the shape and proportions, the concept looks a lot like the 1966 Jaguar XJ13 Le Mans prototype.

Apparently, this model was one of the most beautiful Jaguars ever built, according to Ian Callum, Jaguar chief designer. Under the hood, the new concept hides four electric motors, one for each wheel with an output of 195 horsepower. The model also uses a battery pack. As a result, apparently the new Jaguar C-X75 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds.

The car has a 68 mile range on electric power alone thanks to the batteries which carry enough energy for this distance. When this energy starts to diminish, the model has the capability of refilling its electric power with two micro gas turbines that can produce 94 horsepower each. This way, the two-seat model has a 500 mile additional range. The interesting about the turbines is that they can operate independently or can power the electric motors. As a result, the whole system is capable of generating 780 horsepower and 1187 lb. ft. of torque an all wheels.

In terms of interior, the designers have offered new turbo-screens. The center dashboard features a Bremont-designed clock. The carmaker had a lot of financial problems and was fighting for stability for the last few years. The technologic achievements found in the C-X75 could bring some more profit if fitted into a real vehicle. The carmaker would enjoy the success it had decades ago, for sure. Now, we will have to wait and see if they really intend to bring the Jaguar C-X75 to life.