Automobile of the Week – Jaguar C-X75

We are waiting to watch the Jaguar C-X75 in action at the premiere of the next James Bond Movie. While Mr. Bond will be driving his Aston Martin DB 10, the Jaguar C-X75 will be driven by the villain. We love villain’s cars, and this one is way too intriguing.

The Jaguar C-X75 was first unveiled in 2010, and it was a stunner. It took more than 2 years to convert the concept into a prototype, but it was worth it. The Jaguar C-X75 is an all wheel drive, plug-in parallel hybrid electric vehicle.

Sadly, the Jaguar C-X75 did not go into production, because of a few practical difficulties. But it is the greatest masterpiece that Jaguar has ever created till date. The Jaguar C-X75 is extremely light weight and it features light construction. Jaguar partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering to make it become a reality.

“The C-X75 programme represents the pinnacle of Jaguar’s engineering and design expertise. It is arguably the world’s fastest test-bed for the world’s most advanced technologies, combining as it does a remarkable hybrid powertrain with awe-inspiring performance. Jaguar is always looking to shape the cars of tomorrow and with projects like C-X75 we are laying the foundations for the next generation of Jaguar innovations.”— Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar.      

Jaguar is known for producing cars that are powerful. The Jaguar C-X75 is a real beast. The combined power output of the car is more than 633 kW and its torque is more than 1000 Nm. The engine is a 4 cylinder,  1.6 liter dual boosted one, which produces 374 kW at 10,000 rpm.

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The Jaguar C-X75 can rocket to 160 kmph in 6 seconds and reach a top speed of over 321 kmph. It also has a deployable aerofoil and active systems to keep it stable at high speeds. But the Jaguar C-X75 is also a partly fuel efficient car. It can run completely on batteries for a few miles, when switched to the ‘pure electric mode’.

Needless to say, the Jaguar C-X75 makes it to the automobile of the week section of The Wheels and Chips Journal this week.

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