Jaguar recently unveiled a luxurious hybrid super-vehicle at the Paris Auto Show 2010 that is powered by four 195-horsepower electric motors (one at each wheel) coupled with two 80,000-rpm gasoline turbines situated under the vehicle’s rear lid. The “twin-turbine-equipped, electrically powered, four-wheel-drive vehicle” is capable of blazing speeds of up to 205 mph, but there’s just one drawback — the C-X75 is a concept car, and as such, no-one will be able to buy it.
Resembling the love child of a sports car and a fighter jet, the Jaguar C-X75 is certainly an eye-catching vehicle. The car is able to produce 780 hp and 1180 lb-ft of torque, and it’s equipped with a 19-kWH, 330-pound lithium-ion battery pack that can provide enough power for up to 68 miles of driving. When combined with the two micro gas-turbines (spinning at 80,000 rpm), enough power can be generated to power the car for 560 miles (900 kilometres), creating just 28 grams of CO2 per kilometer. For the motorheads among you, the car can also reach 62 mph in 3.4 seconds — not bad for a hybrid car.
Jaguar is known for its luxury vehicles, and with such an impressive design, one can only assume that this concept car would cost an astronomical amount — however that does not stop us from admiring it from afar, especially when the driver can interface with the car via high-resolution TFT screens. I mean, just look at all that shiny chrome and leather…. it’s so pretty.
Speaking about the C-X75 in a statement, Mike O’Driscoll, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars said, “The C-X75 is a tribute to the people who shaped the iconic Jaguars that are revered to this day. By making it an innovative test-bed for the technologies of tomorrow, it also ensures that our reputation for engineering excellence will continue for another 75 years and beyond.”