C-X75 — THE MOST ADVANCED JAGUAR EVER CREATED
When Jaguar unveiled the C-X75 in 2010, it was the beginning of a new chapter in innovation and technological advancement that would see the car evolve from a design concept to a fully working prototype in just two years.
In that incredibly short time span, Jaguar and development partner Williams Advanced Engineering have created an all-wheel drive, plug-in parallel hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with the world's highest specific power engine and Jaguar's first carbon composite monocoque chassis.
Although the decision was taken in 2012 that as a result of the global economic climate the C-X75 would not enter full production, it was clear that it was a powerful showcase for Jaguar’s world-leading expertise in lightweight vehicle construction and the ideal test-bed for the company’s innovative research into high-performance, low emission powertrains.
The great achievements in the development of C-X75 prototypes, including cutting-edge hybrid technologies, carbon composite materials and advanced design solutions pioneered in association with Williams Advanced Engineering will be utilised in other areas of research and development, innovative future products and next-generation engineering for the Jaguar brand.
“The C-X75 programme represents the pinnacle of Jaguar's engineering and design expertise. It is arguably the world's fastest test-bed for the world's most advanced technologies, combining as it does a remarkable hybrid powertrain with awe-inspiring performance. Jaguar is always looking to shape the cars of tomorrow and with projects like C-X75 we are laying the foundations for the next generation of Jaguar innovations.”— Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar.
Highest power and torque density
The C-X75 has a combined power output in excess of 633.84 kW and 1000 Nm of torque, thanks to its state-of-the-art, Formula 1-inspired, 1.6 l dual-boosted (turbocharged and supercharged) four-cylinder powerplant which generates 374.34 kW at 10 000 r/min.
It is allied to the highest torque and power density electric motors in production, which generate a further 286.84 kW. The battery pack in the C-X75 is the highest continuously rated power PHEV pack in the world, capable of delivering more than 300 kW over the full state of the charge window.
The C-X75 can sprint from 0-160 km/h in less than 6 s , thanks to its advanced 7-speed automated manual transmission that allows gearshifts in under 200 milliseconds. The very first C-X75 prototype exceeded 321 km/h in testing with ease, and the car has a theoretical maximum velocity of 354 km/h.
The car's deployable aerofoil and underfloor aerodynamics create more than 200 kg of downforce at 321 km/h, and active systems enhance its high-speed stability.
Ultra low emissions and pure electric mode
Thanks to the most extreme PHEV specification of any mobile battery in development, the C-X75 will also run for 60 km in pure electric vehicle mode.
Powertrain technologies and lightweight composites demonstrate Jaguar's technical leadership at the very cutting-edge of automotive development and manufacturing.
The C-X75 pushes every boundary of power, performance & fuel efficiency.