Development on the Jaguar C-X75 has been progressing, with the supercar entering a stage of its development that will determine whether or not it’ll become a production model.
The British automaker has been testing the C-X75′s complex powertrain for the last three months o and is now transferring it into a working prototype. Unfortunately, this phase of the development is “absolutely unknown” according to global brand director Adrian Hallmark. As much as Jaguar would like to approve the project and push forward, additional experience with the technology is required to determine if it will be apt for production.
Jaguar hopes to power the C-X75 with a turbocharged and supercharged 1.6-liter engine mated to a pair of electric motors. The hopes is that the C-X75 would boast 500 hp and rev up to 10,000 rpm while the electric motors would be the most powerful in the world. And despite the technology working successfully in testing, Jaguar remains reserved about how predicting it will react in real-world testing as a prototype.
“We’re entering the critical phase of the project,” said Hallmark. “We’ve been a bit reserved and held back from communicating it fully.”
[Source: Autocar UK]