It’s official: Jaguar confirmed today that it will team up with Williams F1 to build a hybrid supercar successor to its XJ220 model, a follow-through on the stunning concept car that debuted at the Paris auto show in 2010. The C-X75 is expected to top out over 200 miles per hour, with a 0-60 time under 3 seconds, making this the fastest Jaguar of all time. Don’t all supercars have giant, polluting engines? Not anymore.
Due to the proposed downsizing of Formula 1 engines to four cylinders, the Jaguar C-X75 is expected to work with a “state-of-the-art, small-capacity, highly boosted internal combustion engine” with an electric motor on each axle. The Jaguar C-X75 will be four-wheel drive and has an EV range “in excess of 30 miles.” Okay, so you’re not going to go far in all-electric mode in this car, but a supercharged or turbocharged four-cylinder engine with motor assist is a much greener setup than, say, a screaming V-12, or the Bugatti Veyron’s obscene W-16, which is four times the size of the C-X75’s powerplant but offers the same speeds. The cost, though. Well, that’s about the same as the Veyron, at about $1.4 million.
Via Car Magazine