The Jaguar C-X75 Concept

Jaguar C-X75 supercar to pack a 500hp twincharged 4-cylinder

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The Jaguar C-X75 is expected to be one of the highest performance hybrids of all time when it arrives in late 2013 or early 2014 and when it does, the ultra lightweight sports car will derive a large portion of its power from a tiny 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that packs an awesome 500 horsepower.

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.

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I would love to see one of these - I feel that the turbines getting dropped from the C-X75 is a shame, but it is still awesome - Thanks for the great info!!

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