Jaguar just unveiled its streamlined, sexy C-X75 supercar, which features the company’s first carbon composite monocoque chassis and a plug-in hybrid powertrain with over 850 horsepower. The vehicle is designed to showcase the advanced technologies that will eventually show up in future Jaguar models, and it can go from 0-100 mph in under six seconds.
By teaming up with Williams Advanced Engineering, Jaguar has turned the C-X75 into an all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid supercar that can reach 0-100 mph in less than six seconds, but at the same time it is just as efficient as a low-emissions city car. The C-X75 hybrid’s powertrain generates over 850 horsepower thanks to its Formula-1 inspired 1.6L four-cylinder engine that is turbocharged and supercharged to generate 502 horsepower. Two electric motors add an additional 390 horsepower. According to Jaguar the battery pack in the C-X75 is the highest continuously rated power PHEV pack in the world, capable of delivering more than 300kW over the full state of the charge window.
The C-X75 plug-in hybrid has a top speed of 220 mph, and Jaguar also estimates that the plug-in hybrid can travel up to 37 miles in full EV mode. Although Jaguar hasn’t announced any plans to produce the car, it has stated that the hybrid technologies and carbon composite materials used in the C-X75 will be used in future Jaguar and Land Rover models.