A behind-the-scenes video detailing the development of the Jaguar C-X75 has been released.
The film features interviews with the plug-in hybrid supercar’s lead program engineers who give fresh insights into the challenges of developing a vehicle with “the performance of a Veyron, the range of a Volt and the CO2 of a Prius“.
Jaguar and development partner Williams Advanced Engineering spent two years evolving the C-X75 from the original design study unveiled in 2010 to a fully working prototype.
The all-wheel-drive Jaguar C-X75 produces in excess of 634kW of power and 1000Nm of torque, combining one of the world’s highest specific power output engines – a 374kW 1.6-litre turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder petrol engine – with two 150kW electric motors.
Jaguar says the C-X75 can accelerate from 0-100mph (161km/h) in less than six seconds and has a theoretical top speed of 220mph (354km/h).
The Jaguar C-X75’s battery – the highest continuously rated plug-in hybrid electric vehicle battery pack in the world – allows it to operate in pure EV mode for up to 60km and emit less than 89 grams of CO2 in hybrid mode.
Although Jaguar last year decided not to take the C-X75 into full production, the iconic British sports car maker says the car is the ideal test-bed for its research into high-performance, low-emission powertrains and lightweight vehicle construction.
The company says the greatest achievements in the development of its C-X75 prototypes, including hybrid technologies, carbon composite materials and advanced design solutions, will find their way into future Jaguar and Land Rover products.