Jaguar has long been known for creating fast and beautiful cars. Each vehicle is precisely made to epitomize the company’s vision, making it one of the best manufactures on the planet. In an attempt to live up to its legacy, designers have created a vehicle that will conquer the supercar market, pouncing on its competitors with the fury of a jungle cat.
Revealed in a discussion with magazine Evo, Jaguar has recently revealed its new C-X75 supercar to the world. Working through a partnership with Williams F1, the company has crafted of carbon fibre and aluminium shell that challenge the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini not simply in speed but also fuel-economy.
Reporters from Autoexpress have learned that the this new Jaguar has a huge bite, noting it’s massive 500bhp 1.6-litre, twin-charger four cylinder engine. If this wasn’t impressive enough, Jaguar said that that car can speed from 0-60 mph in just three seconds and can reach 100mph in an earthshattering six seconds. The company made it clear that it would clearly be able to reach the ‘supercar’ 200mph barrier without breaking a sweat.
What makes all of these facts more astonishing is that it will be hybrid powered. Those that don’t believe that you can produce a 500bhp monster without 12 cylinders should note that the complex arrangement with its twin-charged engine allows it to use a supercharger “to boost low rev performance, and a turbocharger once it passes 5,5000-rpm.” That makes that a hybrid car can deliver a full 10,000-rpm coming from a small four-cylinder engine. The manufactures has also noted that the car’s batteries are able of charge both on the mode as well as “through domestic power supply,” making this a very unique supercar.
Clearly the entire cars performance cannot rest on a powerful engine. Jaguar has stated that it has done a great deal of research to save weight, going from a single clutch gearbox. In order to make it even more efficient the company has mounted it transversely, driving the rear wheels and giving the car a “low centre of gravity.”
Those already drooling over this car capability should note that the company hopes to produce some 200 units by 2014, each costing £800,000. While it’s certainly not pocket change, this car is a prime example of how the industry is moving away from a purely diesel or petrol powered engine while at the same time still producing high-powered monsters. Let us hope that more manufactures follow in the steps of Jaguar.