Jaguar C-X75 supercar to pack a 500hp twincharged 4-cylinder
The Jaguar C-X75 as a concept used a pair of jet turbine engines to charge the hybrid electrical system but the production version of the Jaguar C-X75 will derive its battery charging capabilities from a twin charged 4-cylinder engine measuring just 1.6 liters. For those unfamiliar with the term “twin charging”, this indicates that the new 4-cylinder Jaguar engine will call on the help of both belt-driven supercharger and a traditional turbocharged driven by exhaust gas pressure to boost the output of this diminutive engine.
The supercharged and turbocharged engine of the Jaguar C-X75 provides a massive 500 horsepower with engine speeds reaching an absolutely incredible 10,000rpm. This power can be either channeled to the rear wheels via a 7-speed automated manual transmission for motive power or it can be used to charge the 600 volt battery that uses a pair of electric motors to constantly drive the front and rear wheels. Regardless of the drive mode – be it pure electric or when the gasoline engine is assisting – the Jaguar C-X75 provides all wheel drive traction. The 1.6L engine and the 600 volt battery are mounted in the middle of the Jaguar C-X75 for supreme weight balance and improved handling while the electric motors and the 7-speed manual transmission are mounted out towards the front and rear axle.