Jaguar C-X75 to get 500 hp, 10,000 RPM Redline

Jaguar C-X75 to get 500 hp, 10,000 RPM Redline

The Jaguar C-X75 supercar is going to be taking on the likes of Porsche’s 918, and the new Ferrari Enzo successor, and new details have surfaced today regarding what will be under the hood.

The C-X75 will operate as a hybrid, with the electric motors not only helping fuel economy, but also netting the car more torque and better cornering. At the heart of the C-X75 will be a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine outfitted with both a turbocharger and a supercharger. It is a direct injection motor, and will redline at around 10,000 rpm, helping to pump more juice out of the small powerplant.

Jaguar is predicting that the car will get around 40 miles on just electric power, using its 600v battery pack. The battery will be the heaviest component on the car, and will be as close to the center of the vehicle as possible. A monocoque carbon fiber body will help to keep weight down, and Jag is still predicting a top speed of around 200 mph and a sub three second 0-60 time.

Style-wise, Jaguar says that it will stay as true to the concept version as possible. Only 200 examples on the C-X75 will be made.

[Source: Autocar]