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Jaguar C-X75 to get 4-cylinder turbo that produces over 500HP 31
Jul

The production version of Jaguar’s C-X75 concept is right on schedule for its debut in 2013, although without the jet-turbine technology as originally planned. The car manufacturer will instead make do with a conventional engine working in tandem with a hybrid system.

Some reporters were recently invited at the Gaydon facility of Jaguar in England. The carmaker revealed that the engine they will be using is far from being usual. It will be a four-cylinder powerplant that only has a 1.6-liter displacement but can produce at least 500 horses while revving at 10,000 rpm. This power is possible due to a number of technologies such as supercharging, turbocharging, and fuel injection.

The powerplant can either transfer the engine to the rear wheels via a single clutch gearbox with seven speeds or produce electricity to recharge a battery pack. The lithium ion batteries can run two electric motors positioned at each axle. The car can blast from 0 to 60 mph in a little less than 3 seconds while the top speed is expected to go over 200 mph.

There will be several driving modes available including hybrid modes and all electric. We are quite surprised though that there is no gas-only mode. The car can run on electric power alone and be able to go 37 miles with an acceleration from stand still to 60 mph in less than six seconds.

Looking at the numbers, they are pretty impressive. You have to remember though that there are some hybrid supercars out there that can have a performance similar to what this car can do. The C-X75 will battle it out with the successors of the McLaren F1, 918 Spyder by Porsche, and the Ferrari Enzo.

Jaguar will only produce 200 units of the C-X75 with a tag price close to $1 million each.



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